Lessons from the Pharaoh’s Tomb is the second of my Lessons Series pigment projects. It was inspired by a trip to Egypt in January 2009, and after intense research and study, I created a body of work using pigments from Egyptian antiquity. The paintings all feature imagery, myths, events, colorful stories of gods and goddesses, and Pharaohs dating from 3500 BCE. Two new pigments were unearthed, Egyptian Blue Frit and Egyptian Green Frit during the process, along with red iron oxide, azurite, orpiment and others.
Similarities between Egyptian historical pigments used in tombs and temples and those used in the much later Golden Age of Dutch Art were discussed. The nearly sold out collection was presented in the fall of 2009. [Read the Project Blog]