Renaissance Watercolours: materials and techniques | V&A

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Focussing on the three types of object featured in the V&A display Renaissance Watercolours: illuminated manuscripts, portrait miniatures and coloured drawings, this film showcases the qualities that made watercolour the medium of choice for many artists during the Renaissance.

A modern-day painting of a pomegranate, using traditional watercolour techniques, by artist Lucy Smith, also demonstrates how watercolour painting remains a versatile medium, ideal for capturing life-like details that help us to record our diverse world.

Renaissance Watercolours opens at the V&A on Thursday, 12 November 2020. Find out more: vam.ac.uk/renaissance-watercolours

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