Divine blue

Sensual red

Deathly green

Glistening gold

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.



ISBN: 9781781575628
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
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 Biography

Ben 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.
Art Unfolded: A History of Art in Four Colours

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