Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour by Philip Ball

By Philip Ball

color in paintings - as in existence - is either inspiring and uplifting, yet the place does it come from? How have artists came across new shades, and the way have those prompted their paintings? starting with the ancients - whilst only a handful of pigments made up the artist's palette - and charting the discoveries and advancements that experience resulted in the various splendoured rainbow of contemporary paints, Bright Earth brings the tale of color spectacularly alive. choked with anecdotes approximately fortunate injuries and hapless misfortunes within the quests for brand new colors, it presents an wonderful and interesting new standpoint at the technology of art.

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