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Ep. 114 – Understanding Art Through the History of Pigments

This episode of the podcast features a conversation with art expert, cultural critic, and poet Kelly Grovier about his new book, The Art of Colour: The History of Art in 39 Pigments.

In the podcast, Grovier talks about the history of bone black, ultramarine, mummy brown, Indian yellow, and more. He makes a compelling case that reconstructing the forgotten myths and little-known scientific discoveries behind the creation of specific pigments can help us understand in a new way how the colors in a given artwork affect us, and ultimately enrich our experience of art.

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