ColorColor
Listen to the intro

Color

user-icon

Victoria Finlay

By delving into the historical origins of paints and pigments, we gain a deeper appreciation for the human journey and our interaction with the surrounding world. The vibrant dyes and hues we encounter are not mere accidents but rather the results of past discoveries and intricate procedures. Even today, colors continue to carry profound significance.

hashtagculture
hashtagworld-history
hashtagart
clock11 min
bite5 Bites
target5 Insight

What's it about?

Color: A Natural History of the Palette explores the fascinating and peculiar tales behind the uncovering of pigments and the application of paints. It delves into various accounts, including the ancient use of ochre in cave paintings and the prohibition of white paint in the twentieth century. These bites provide intriguing and vibrant insights into the world of color.

Book summary

By delving into the historical origins of paints and pigments, we gain a deeper appreciation for the human journey and our interaction with the surrounding world. The vibrant dyes and hues we encounter are not mere accidents but rather the results of past discoveries and intricate procedures. Even today, colors continue to carry profound significance.

To read rest of the book you can download Bitely
appstoregoogleplayapp gallery
All Bites
bite5 Bites

Ochre, the earliest paint color, continues to hold significance in contemporary times.

1
logo

A popular yellow pigment originates from Asia, although its consistency in terms of purity has varied over time.

4
logo

Arsenic in green paint may have contributed to Napoleon's death.

5
logo

Genuine ultramarine blue holds immense value and is highly sought after in various cultures.

6
logo

Purple holds a position of utmost grandeur among all colors and even contributed to the love story of Caesar and Cleopatra.

8
logo
mailbox-icon

Do you want to keep learning?

Don't miss updates from the exciting universe of Bitely!