SDMA Art Tutorials | How to Create White Paint from Oyster Shell Pigment

⁣How did artists in 19th century Japan create such pure warm white tones with a pearly sheen in their paintings?

Join Education Coordinator Lucas Perez for another SDMA Tutorial to learn how to make traditional white paint from oyster shell pigment called “gofun” used for centuries in traditional Japanese Nihonga paintings.

Featured: “Eagle, Rabbits, Pine and Suisuki Grass,” ca. 1800. Ink and color on paper. Bequest of Mrs. Inez Grant Parker, 1973.95.

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