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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2408 - Chemistry in Art

Hours: 3
An art project is a chemistry experiment in disguise: the molecular interactions of a dye on fabric and paint on a canvas are what allow these familiar artistic media to be employed. The overlap between chemistry and art provides a fascinating area to explore. Exploratory art projects (such as making pigments and mixing paints) are used as frameworks in which to view molecular behavior and chemical reactions. Guest speakers discuss related topics such as art conservation and forgery detection, while the underlying chemistry is explored.