The colour blue in ancient Egypt and Sudan

Since the Neolithic, the colour blue has been highly prized all along the Nile Valley, where its strong relation to the divine is particularly embodied by the god Amun. Blue pigments and dyes occupied a very special place in the visual landscape, where they adorned temples, palaces, statues, and people’s bodies thanks to a large repertoire of blue cloths and personal ornaments. The workshop will focus on the powerful colour blue in ancient Egypt and Sudan, exploring the relations between different media – architecture, statuary, and costume – and different material – pigments and dyes.

The first day of the workshop will be dedicated to presentations, while the second day will propose hands-on experiments. See the program here (PDF).

Free registration through Eventbrite from November 2019.