From Text Twist and tossed coins, to Jackson Pollock and human genetics – a crucial toolset for life.
The nineteenth century saw the successful introduction of more new pigments than had the preceding two millenia.
The recent exhibition of Sargent’s informal portraits raises questions not so much about his work, but more about his critics.
The period 1700 to 1850 saw the introduction of the first modern pigments, such as Prussian blue and emerald green, which started to transform paintings.
This book, and exhibition, start to document and analyse an essentially new field.
An outstanding overview of legendary places, from paradise to Utopia. Is the new paperback edition a good choice, though?
This traces the pigments, palettes and techniques used in easel paintings from Classical times to 1700.
How choice from available pigments, coupled with the way of applying the paint, relate to painting style.
Billed as reflecting the most recent research on the movement, this is a large and lavishly-illustrated book. But I had a struggle to read it.
A total of 17 paintings by 13 artists from 11 viewpoints, covering 261 years of art and parliamentary history.