July Book Club: The Brilliant History of Color in Art

July Book ClubHello Lars readers! It’s time to introduce the July Book Club book. July’s book is an easy summer read, but a fascinating one! The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay investigates every color used in countless artwork. From Stone Age cave paintings to today’s endless array of digital colors. We have any and every color, natural and synthetic, at the touch of our fingertips. But in past centuries, certain colors were hard to find and therefore expensive! Some pigments could only be found in one specific geographic region. Others required smelly, prolonged processes just to produce mere ounces of dye. Finlay takes us back in time, when the making of colors was a remarkable feat in itself. The use of color in art was especially meaningful and symbolic.

Stay tuned for artwork and questions on the blog later this month, and feel free to share thoughts and follow along on @larsbookclub ! Enjoy!

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