Trace the history of art through 48 paintings and four colors, woven together to form a fascinating and kaleidoscopic tale.
BLUE: the color of the beyond and the divine RED: the color of blood, purity and sensuality GREEN: the color of new life, but also of sickness and death GOLD: the color of wealth, attributed to the things we value most
These four colors tell the history of art in a way that few other details can. From the pigments that hold them - sometimes wildly expensive, like Ultramarine, or dangerously toxic, like Emerald Green - to the varied and changing meanings applied to them, these colors grant us access to fascinating stories, both of individual works of art and the world in which they were created.
Title: Art Unfolded: A History of Art in Four Colours Author: Ben Street Publisher: Ilex Press Theme: Crafts and creative activities Format: Softcover Pages: 128 Dimensions: 13 x 18 cm Language: English Release date: September 2018 ISBN: 9781781575628