On , the IPCH will host Davide Domenici of the University of Bologna, , 351 Loria Center for the History of Art, 190 York Street, Yale UniversityProfessor Domenici will speak on the topic, below—and let me just editorialize and say that he electrified his audience at a Getty conference in December 2017, when he spoke on this research. Please share this announcement widely! I’ve attached a low-resolution poster.The Flowery Matter of ChantNon-Invasive Scientific Analyses of MesoamericanPre-Hispanic and Early Colonial Pictorial Manuscripts
The European mobile laboratory (MOLAB) is performing non-invasive scientific analyses on a number of pre-Hispanic and early colonial pictorial Mesoamerican manuscripts. Through this work, the practice of the 16th century painter is coming to life, significantly deepening our knowledge of Mesoamerican codex painting practices both before and after European contact.Davide Domenici is a specialist in prehispanic materials from the University of Bologna (Italy) and a member of the MOLAB team. He will present the results of the scientific analyses and discuss some of their cultural and historical implications, such as the spatial and chronological variations pointing to the existence of different technological traditions, the emic values associated with the materiality of color, and the changes that Mesoamerican codex painting practices underwent in early colonial times.