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Pigmenty a barevnost tradičních venkovských staveb na jižní Moravě

Title in English Pigments and Colours of Traditional Rural Buildings in South Moravia


Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Český lid
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

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Keywords ethnology; rural architecture; plaster; colours; pigments; analyses of materials
Description The article describes an interdisciplinary study that uses the means of eth - nology and materials science. This approach is quite unusual in the Czech environment. Specifically, it concerns detailed materials analyses of samples of plaster which were acquired during ethnological research on selected recent buildings in South Moravia. The studied plaster samples from folk buildings in the Znojmo area are probably from the twentieth century. However, it cannot be ruled out that the buildings are older. In addition to traditional and mostly inorganic pigments, the plaster samples were also coloured using synthetic pigments, which corresponded to their availability on the market. Besides the description of the set of samples, the article also demonstrates the potential of applying natural-scientific methods to analyse plaster and its pigments for ethnology. At present, these methods are common in materials engineering and are used in restoration work.

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