Online courseArt analysisConservation and restoration

Pigments in art restoration and research

Estimated time
25 hours

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The study of pigments is a multidisciplinary field that combines chemistry, physics and biology, as well as art history and other fields, to understand pigments and their behavior.

This study is fundamental to art restoration and for the appreciation, conservation and authentication of works of art.

They contain key elements for approaching a work of art and art restoration , as well as providing valuable information about the period, the style and techniques of the artists, their origin and authenticity.

One of the fundamental aspects is the study of the chemical composition of pigments and how it affects their color; or their physical properties that inform the way they interact with light.

Language: English 

Also available in Español | Português

Online course Pigments in art restoration and research

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

Who should take this course: Pigments in art restoration and research

This course on pigments in art restoration is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about this subject.

It is especially 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 subjects.

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 Pigments in art restoration and research 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 – Pigments in art restoration and research

Topic 1 – Introduction to pigments

1 – General characteristics of pigments
  • Types and origin Pigments in art restoration and research
  • Structure and granulometry
  • Optical and physical properties of pigments
  • Chemical properties of pigments
  • 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. Pigments in art restoration and research

2.2. The composition of pigments 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 Pigments in art restoration and research

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 the protection of pigments.

2.3. Ethical and legal considerations in the conservation of pigments

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 of pigments)

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


Aida Martinez foto

Aida Martinez

She has a degree in Art History from the University of Murcia and a diploma in Restoration and Conservation of Works of Art from the Gaia School of Art (Valencia). Conservation of Works of Art at the Gaia School of Art (Valencia). Thanks to the Master’s Degree in Analysis and Authentication of Works of Art from the Universitat de València, she was able to specialize in areas such as the analysis of works of art, technical photography and the evaluation of works of art.
She did her internship for this master’s degree at the CAEM (Centre d’Art d’Època Moderna). She worked on “ME-FECIT, analysis and valuation of works of art”. She has also participated in restoration projects as important as the restoration of the Valeriola Palace, which currently houses the Hortensia Herrero Art Center (Valencia).

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