These four colours tell the story of art in a way that few other elements can. From the pigments used to make them - sometimes wildly expensive, like ultramarine, or dangerously toxic, like emerald green - to the varied and changing meanings applied to them, these colours grant us access to fascinating stories, both of individual works of art and the world in which they were created.
Number of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 2 Aug 2018
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Publication City, Country: Lewes, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 17.4(H) x 13.8(L) x 1.2(W)
Weight (gm): 206
Author BiographyBen Street
is an art historian, lecturer and writer based in London. He lectures for many museums and institutions and runs his own art trips abroad.