Art Unfolded

A History of Art in Four Colours
by Ben Street

Publisher: Octopus

Publication Date: August 02, 2018

ISBN: 9781781576458

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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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.