Farbenlehre und Farbenchemie

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

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Short Description

The question of the nature of color and the effect of materials on the viewer of works of art undoubtedly prompted artists in the 19th century to take up these issues. The questions "What is color and how do we perceive it?" or "Which materials were traditional painting and are now available to contemporary art?" remain the focus, where the main focus is on the nature, chemical composition, temporal change and health effects are increasingly being taken into account in artistic work. In addition, various color theories and their application in works of art as well as color and colored materials as a symbol in western cultural development are dealt with in research projects for diploma, master's or doctoral theses.

Contact Person

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Manfred Schreiner

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Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

- TIDAS MSP400 microscope spectrometer (J&M Analytik AG, Germany)
- Optical fiber coupling to Axioplan 2 microscope for reflection and transmission measurement of micro samples (Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Germany)
- Fiber optic probe for reflection measurements. Designed and built at the Institute of Science and Technology in Art.
- SpectroEye handheld spectrophotometer for color measurements (X-Rite GmbH, Switzerland)

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Manfred Schreiner
Institut für Naturwissenschaften und Technologie in der Kunst
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