Colour - Travels through the Paintbox
Colour - Travels through the Paintbox
Finlay, Victoria
On her quest to uncover the secrets of colour, Finlay visited remove Central American villages where women still wear skirts dyed with the purple tears of sea snails; learned how George Washington obsessed about his green dining room while he should have been busy with matters of state; and investigated the mystery of Indian Yellow paint, said to have been made from the urine of cows force-fed with mango leaves... Full of forgotten facts and beguiling anecdotes... it would be hard to confront a painting ever again without seeing in it a kind of coded map of the world...
Second hand Paperback
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