Online courseArt analysis

History of pigments in art

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Online course – History of pigments in art

The use of pigments in art has been a fundamental part of artistic creation throughout history.

The history of pigments has been part of artistic creation from prehistoric times to the present day and is of enormous importance for analyzing works of art.

Language: English 

Also available in Español | Português

Online course History of pigments in art

The price of the course includes lifetime access to all the content and an international certificate

Who should take this course: History of pigments in art

It is particularly useful for:
  • students and teachers of art and art history
  • visual artists
  • conservators restorers
  • gallery owners and art curators

However, it is perfectly suitable for anyone interested in the topics.

There are no access requirements.


Certificado de Formação. Entidade CertificadaAt the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued . Know more.

We are a training entity certified by DGERT – Training Entity Certificate No. 1800/2015 – so the certificate has international validity.




The course price (a single payment) includes all content and certificate. The value is exempt from VAT under paragraph 10 of Article 9 of the CIVA.


The online course History of Pigments in Art is organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence.

However, you can freely browse the entire course without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

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Course structure – History of Pigments in Art

Topic 1 – Introduction to pigments in art

1 . Definition and characteristics of pigments
2. Pigments and society

2.1. Relationship with religion

2.2. Relationship with popular cultureHistory of pigments in art

2.3. Relationship with social markers, hierarchy and status

2.4. Relationship with politics and the economy

2.5. Relationship with work

3. Theory of color

Topic 2: First pigments and pigments in Antiquity

1. introduction to the first pigments: prehistoric pigments and their use in rock artHistory of pigments in art

2. Pigments in Antiquity

2.1. Pigments in Egyptian art

2.2. Pigments in Greek art

2.3. Pigments in Roman art

Topic 3: Pigments used in the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque

3.1. Pigments in the art of the Middle AgesHistory of pigments online course

3.2. Pigments in Renaissance art

3.3. Pigments in Baroque art

Topic 4: The pigments of the mid and late 18th century. The pigment revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries.

4.1. The pigments of the mid and late 18th centuryHistory of pigments in art online course

4.2. The pigments of the 19th century

4.3. Evolution of pigments during the 20th and 21st centuries. New vision of art and its impact on new pigments and techniques.

4.4. Final conclusion and some curiosities and links of interest for the study of the history of pigments in art

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