By Philip Ball

color in paintings - as in existence - is either inspiring and uplifting, yet the place does it come from? How have artists stumbled on new colors, and the way have those inspired their paintings? starting with the ancients - whilst only a handful of pigments made up the artist's palette - and charting the discoveries and advancements that experience resulted in the various splendoured rainbow of recent paints, Bright Earth brings the tale of color spectacularly alive. choked with anecdotes approximately fortunate injuries and hapless misfortunes within the quests for brand new shades, it offers an unique and engaging new point of view at the technological know-how of art.

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