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Video: Lecture and Demonstration—Ancient Roman Hairdressing
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Janet Stephens, a trained hairdresser and experimental archaeologist, discusses the history of ancient hairdressing and, using live models, recreates authentic Roman hairstyles similar to those...
Video: Lecture and Demonstration—Ancient Roman Hairdressing
Video: Coin Production in the Roman World
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Coins were made of pieces of gold, silver, or bronze, known as blanks, which were cast or cut to specific weights. To make a coin, a blank was sandwiched between a pair of dies with engraved designs...
Video: Coin Production in the Roman World
Video: Infrared Photography
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See another example of infrared photography that reveals minimal underdrawing.
National Gallery of Art work featured in video:
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Video: Infrared Photography
Video Demonstration: Sanding
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English watercolor artists of Homer’s era commonly used sandpaper as a reductive tool. One popular authority wrote that, when “carefully employed,” it “is one of the most successful ways by which...
Video Demonstration: Sanding
Video Demonstration: Wet-on-Wet
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Painting wet-on-wet involves introducing a new wash into one that is still wet, allowing colors to run and blend without solid boundaries. Complete control is impossible, but the unpredictable...
Video Demonstration: Wet-on-Wet
Video Demonstration: Laying a Flat Wash
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Laying a flat wash is a fundamental technique for depicting sky and water in a landscape painting. After crossing the length of the sheet with her brush, which is loaded with color, the painter...
Video Demonstration: Laying a Flat Wash
Video: Ellsworth Kelly's White Curve installed in the Modern Wing
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Ellsworth Kelly's White Curve was conceived specifically for the Modern Wing's new Pritzker Garden. Made of painted aluminum and 54 feet in length, this monumental sculpture is the largest...
Video: Making Ancient and Byzantine Mosaics
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There's more to mosaics than meets the eye. The design and arrangement of hundreds or thousands of tesserae (stone or glass cubes) was a complex process involving meticulous planning. However, before...
Video: Making Ancient and Byzantine Mosaics
Video: Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials
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In the ancient Mediterranean world, the earliest-known mosaics, which date to the 8th century B.C., were made of large, water-smoothed pebbles arranged in geometric patterns. Over time, they were...
Video: Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials
Video: Conserving Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
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While the Art Institute of Chicago's ancient and Byzantine collection was off view during the construction of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, numerous...
Video: Conserving Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
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