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Julia DeLancey
Art History, Truman State University

Colors or Cures?: Artists' Pigments in Renaissance Florence and Venice
Seminars : Early Modern Seminar

Mon., Oct. 2, 2006, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hall Center Seminar Room
16 September 2006



Dear Colleagues at KU,

I am looking forward very much to meeting and working with all of you in early October. Attached to this letter you should find my current work?very much in progress?on pigments in early modern Italy. As you will see on the title page, the revised working title is: ?Colors or Cures?: pigments and medical ingredients in early modern Italy?.

After speaking with Dr. Corteguera, it seemed helpful to place this paper briefly in context. It is a revised draft of a twenty-minute conference paper given originally at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine as part of the Early Modern Medicine in Italy seminar. It documents my early investigations into discussion by medical writers of artists? materials. As such, a few caveats apply: first, the bibliographic apparatus is less developed at this stage than for a paper ready for publication; second, this is a conference paper which I am considering developing into a published article?the thoughts are in their preliminary stages and thus your input will be most helpful indeed. I have a number of specific questions about the content but will raise those when we meet in early October.

In the meantime, best wishes to each of you for a productive September and thank you in advance for what I hope will be a beneficial exchange.

Yours, in anticipation,

Julia A. DeLancey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art (art history)
Truman State University
Division of Fine Arts
OP1101, 100 E. Normal St.
Kirksville MO 63501
(660)785.4430
delancey@truman.edu
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