Thursday, March 24, 2016

Color is lessons in Science and History

If you love color in art... you should know we owe a lot to science.. and history. Some great examples of this appear in these posts.

From fastcodesign...  this link for an article on the Harvard vault of rarest colors

Learn about this gentleman... Edward Forbes.. the father of art conservation in the US.. and the man who traveled the globe to collect pigment specimens...
Examples of some of the collection...

And from the website "This Is Colossal"... some page views and background on a, 800 page hand-colored book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

You know who else loves color??? Nature. Birds are a great example... they are the forest ornaments...

Black-backed dwarf Kingfisher (photo by Raj Dhage)

Cardinals in a tree (photo not attributed)

Violet-tailed Sylph photo by Bhor Sangeev
Many glorious photos of colorful birds can be found on this facebook page:
see what inspires you...
"Maiden Song" 1920 by Florence Susan Harrrison..

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