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À la recherche des couleurs disparues – La polychromie médiévale des albâtres anglais

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7389

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00:06:47

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2021

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In the late Middle Ages, alabaster panels depicting religious scenes imported from England were very popular throughout Catholic Europe. in the French département of Gironde, for instance, more than a hundred of these artworks still exist; however, most of them have lost their original rich colouring. By combining medieval painting techniques, advances physico-chemical analyses and 3D technologies, a group of researchers from Bordeaux has succeeded in restoring several alabasters to their former splendour.

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