Science - Historical Reconstructions

By: Claudy: 05-03-2019

Studio Claudy Jongstra kicks off 2019 with an interesting new project named Back to Black (Burgundian Black), a project that the studio has started together with the Belgian museum Hof van Busleyden and the Artechne Project (European Research Council), led by professor dr. Sven Dupré (Utrecht University & University of Amsterdam). In the project, Claudy Jongstra explores, together with various experts, the historical and natural color technologies as used in the 15th and 16th centuries. The emphasis is on the color black. The basis for these experiments are color-recipe books used by the old Dutch and Flemish to create their paintings.