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Olafur Eliasson on Turning Light into Color

Olafur Eliasson on Turning Light into Color | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
For the past six years, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has been working with a color chemist to produce paint pigments that correspond to each nanometer of the visible light spectrum.
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Dancing in the Dark: Matisse

In his cut-outs, it may seem like Matisse went from wild beast to tame decorator. But there's more to his dancers than meets the eye.

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Polly Apfelbaum Gets Up Off the Floor

Polly Apfelbaum Gets Up Off the Floor | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
The artist's new installation, "A Handweaver's Pattern Book," features printed fabric works meant to hang on the walls.
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Janet Fish and the Primacy of Perception

Janet Fish and the Primacy of Perception | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Considering the art of the painter Janet Fish, who currently has works spanning fifteen years on display at DC Moore Gallery, I found myself pulling books off the shelf by the philosopher Maurice M...
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The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments

The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

The colors of art change not just with trends, but availability as well. For reasons of being incredibly poisonous, expensive, or just involving way too many snails, here are five pigments that have disappeared from art.

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What Do Classical Antiquities Look Like in Color?

What Do Classical Antiquities Look Like in Color? | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that classical sculpture is white. Think of the gleaming marble of artworks like the Belvedere Torso and "Laocoön and His Sons" — the whiteness imparts a kind of purity, a sense of b...
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Yves Klein: The man who invented a colour

Yves Klein: The man who invented a colour | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
Yves Klein was an artist, showman and inventor – who created a hue that had never existed before. How did he achieve this? Alastair Sooke reports.
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17th Century Color Manual Finally Gets Its Due

17th Century Color Manual Finally Gets Its Due | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it
A handwritten Dutch manuscript from 1692 offers a detailed guide to every hue imaginable. Sorry, Pantone.
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A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App

A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JOSEF ALBERS’S THE INTERACTION OF COLOR, YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS HAS RELEASED THE WORK AS AN INTERACTIVE TEACHING TOOL ALONG THE LINES OF WHAT THE BAUHAUS MASTER ORIGINALLY INTENDED.

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More Vibrant Tales of Obsolete Pigments

More Vibrant Tales of Obsolete Pigments | Studio Art and Art History | Scoop.it

Below are a few more pigments that have mostly gone out of favor, due to them being hazardous to the health of their manufacturers or artists, having a shortage of their weird material (antlers, for example), or just advances in technology replacing them with synthetics.

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