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Pigments in art restoration and research + History of pigments in art 2 online courses

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Original price was: €32,00.Current price is: €28,00.

Pigments – those tiny particles that give color to works of art…

In this 2 course bundle you will learn about pigment from 2 different but complementary perspectives: the art history aspect and the use of color in different time periods, styles and artists; and the research aspect, analyzing their physical and chemical characteristics and their alteration processes.


Language: English

Also available in Português | Spanish

Pigments in art restoration and research History of pigments in art

The price of the package of 2 certified online courses includes 24-hour access for an unlimited time:

Lessons for each topic in the program
Links to articles, videos and websites
Assessment (1 final quiz per course)
Certificate (1 certificate per course).


A pigment is a small particle of color, of natural or synthetic origin, which, when mixed with a “medium”, give color to works of art from prehistoric times to the present day.

Their use throughout history is linked to geographical, social and status aspects, etc. It reflects artistic styles and movements and reveals the palettes of artists and their mastery of color.

But they are also elements with specific physical and chemical characteristics that react differently to environmental conditions and interact with the other elements present in a work of art.

That’s why we’ve created this package of 2 courses which, by looking at pigment in different ways, complement each other so that you can analyze and understand this fundamental element of art – the Color.

Who should take these 2 online courses

They are particularly suitable for:

Historians, art historians and students and teachers in these areas.

Conservators, restorers and students in the field.

Curators, artists, museologists, gallery owners.

Teachers, cultural agents, etc.

There are no entry requirements.


Certificado de Formação. Entidade CertificadaAt the end of the 2 online courses a training certificate will be issued (1 certificate per course) .

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



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


The 2 online courses of the package are organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence.

However, you can freely browse the entire 2 courses of the bundle  without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

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Pigments in art restoration and research

Topic 1 – Introduction 

1 – General characteristics 
  • Types and origin
  • Structure and granulometry
  • Optical and physical properties
  • Chemical properties 
  • Chemical reactions that give rise to pigments
  • Examples of chemical elements used in the production of artistic pigments and how they tend to behave when they are pigments.

Topic 2 – Pigments as artistic material

2.1. Manufacturing process.

2.2. The composition and its importance in artistic creation

2.3. Compatibility with the other materials that integrate a work of art

Topic 3 – Restoration and conservation of pigments

1. Restoration

1.1. Degradation factors and main pathologies

1.2. Overview of pigments and techniques used in the restoration of works of art.

2. Conservation

2.1. The importance of preventive conservation in the preservation of pigments.

2.2. Methods and materials for their protection

2.3. Ethical and legal considerations in their conservation

Topic 4 – The use of pigments in the research and dating of works of art

4.1. The use of pigments as chronological indicators (brief historical overview)

4.2. Techniques, style and materials as a chronological indicator

4.3. Limitations and considerations in the use of pigments for dating works of art

History of Pigments in Art

Unit 1 – Introduction to pigments in art

1 . Definition and characteristics
2. Pigments and society

2.1. Relationship with religion

2.2. Relationship with popular culture

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

Unit 2 – Prehistory and Antiquity

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

2. Antiquity

2.1. Egyptian art

2.2. Greek art

2.3. Roman art

Unit 3 – Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque

3.1. In the art of the Middle Ages

3.2. In Renaissance art

3.3. In Baroque art

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

4.1. The mid and late 18th century

4.2. 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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