Official Launch of CHROMOTOPE

Salle des Actes, Sorbonne Université, 54 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 PARIS
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Credit: Olivier Jacquet © Sorbonne Université

This ‘kick off’ meeting of CHROMOTOPE hosted by Sorbonne Université on 23rd January 2020 introduced the three partners of our project (Sorbonne Université, Oxford University and the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) as well as our pioneering methodology and expected outcomes.

Starting with a discussion of how colour was translated into text or textile throughout the 19th century, we explored how innovative scientific approaches to chromatic materiality may offer new insight into neglected aspects of 19th century culture. This led us to a general presentation of the forthcoming exhibition ‘The Colour Revolution, from Turner to Whistler’ which will open at the Ashmolean Museum in 2022.

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