“Nature’s Palette” reproduces the groundbreaking color systems and illustrates them with lush engravings.
Rather than merely tracing a visual history of determined hues, On Color considers them across multiple disciplines, including film and literature.
Published in 1814 by a Scottish flower painter, ‘Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours’ was one of the world’s first systemic taxonomy of colors.
The Forbes Pigment Collection contains samples of material that represent all shades of the rainbow — plus brown, white, black, and metallic.
Blissfully, there are no overly odious attempts at scientific explanation of color, just a wide gamut of art and craft achievements to experience and appreciate.
Earlier this week, research scientist Janelle Shane posted the results of an experiment where a neural network generated some less-than-appealing paint swatch names.
Michel Pastoureau’s new book tackles the complicated history of the color red, from regal hue of kings to scandalous shade of harlots.
The first human-made blue pigment emerged in ancient Egypt, then disappeared for centuries until it was rediscovered in Pompeii.
The perennial paint purveyor is championing “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring” as the defining tone of 2017.
Harvard Art Museums acquired a sample of Vantablack, a material that absorbs almost 100% of light.
WASHINGTON, DC — An effort to describe the diversity of birds led to one of the first modern color systems.
And the title of “World’s Ugliest Color” goes to: Pantone 448C!