Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. We've been holding them in Bournemouth for ten years and are very pleased to have returned to in-person events as of June 2022.

What can we learn from 17th-centuary artists about how we perceive colour?

Dr Matteo Toscani

Tuesday 5 December 2023

Digital devices use technology based on scientific understanding of how we perceive colour to ensure images look as natural as possible. But the Dutch ‘Old Masters’ were doing something similar to enhance the realism of their paintings in the 17th-century.

Join psychologist Dr Matteo Toscani, from Bournemouth University, who will use examples of these masterpieces to demonstrate how artists used their knowledge of colour perception to create vividly realistic works of art.

We hold these events at The Black Cherry, a fantastic new venue in Boscombe, Bournemouth. Events will start at 6:30pm, but we encourage you to arrive from 5:30pm to enjoy a drink and something to eat before the talk starts.

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