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The Crazy Stories Behind 6 Of The World’s Rarest Colors

The Crazy Stories Behind 6 Of The World’s Rarest Colors | History of Colors | Scoop.it
The rare pigment collection at the Harvard Art Museums conjures up magic, colonialism, and mythical cow pee.
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Sis colors històrics emblemàtics, de la Forbes Pigment Collection (Harvard Art Museum).
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The new blue: fresh colour strategies

The new blue: fresh colour strategies | History of Colors | Scoop.it
Blue is in the design spotlight as new pigments and products explore its meaning and create new associations for the colour. WGSN's Sarah Housley reports
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A new blue pigment and new uses for it. Would you have one of these drinks?
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What Health Care Designers Can Learn From The Apple Store

What Health Care Designers Can Learn From The Apple Store | History of Colors | Scoop.it
To overhaul patient experience for a Minnesota clinic, CannonDesign cherry picked the best ideas from retail, offices, and even airlines.
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Catwalk at Rijksmuseum: Showing chic Dutch history -

Catwalk at Rijksmuseum: Showing chic Dutch history - | History of Colors | Scoop.it
For someone, who finds fashion history and its story of evolution irresistible, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is a place to be! It has put on [...]
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An article about the current Dutch historical Fashion exhibition that under the name Catwalk displays a selection  of the best attires in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. A great source for colour inspiration that will be collected in a book by Bianca du Mortier.

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Cultura Inquieta - 271 años antes de Pantone, un artista mezcló y describió cada color imaginable

Cultura Inquieta - 271 años antes de Pantone, un artista mezcló y describió cada color imaginable | History of Colors | Scoop.it
271 años antes de Pantone, un artista mezcló y describió cada color imaginable en un libro de 800 páginas
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The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Number, Order, Form

The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Number, Order, Form | History of Colors | Scoop.it
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An authentic must-read if you love colour! - De lectura obligatòria si t'apassiona el color - De lectura obligatoria si te apasiona el color.

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Life In Color: Color Icon: Yves Klein

Life In Color: Color Icon: Yves Klein | History of Colors | Scoop.it
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Un interessant article sobre l'artista Yves Klein i el Blau que ell va inventar. - An interesting article about Yves Klein, the artist who gave his name to a certain hue of Blue.

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Periódico am

Periódico am | History of Colors | Scoop.it
Periódico AM te trae las noticias más actuales de León, Guanajuato, así como lo último en el ámbito Deportivo, Internacional, de Negocios, Tecnología, Sucesos, noticias de México, de Espectáculos y de la sección Vivir +...
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Un interessant article sobre el Concepte del  Color a l'antiga Grècia - Un interesante artículo sobre el Concepto del Color en la antigua Grecia.

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Albert Henry Munsell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Albert Henry Munsell

Albert Henry Munsell (January 6, 1858 - June 28, 1918) was an American painter, teacher of art, and the inventor of the Munsell color system. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended and served on the faculty of Massachusetts Normal Art School, and died in nearby Brookline.

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History of Pigments

History of Pigments | History of Colors | Scoop.it
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Un breu resum d'Història dels pigment, per Winsor&Newton, un dels majors  i més importants fabricants de Colors i Pintures. - Un breve resumen de Historia de los pigmentos por Winsor&Newton, importante fabricante de Colores Y Pinturas.

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A Brief, Saturated History Of Colors In Art

A Brief, Saturated History Of Colors In Art | History of Colors | Scoop.it
Manganese black. Yellow ocher. Vermilion. Ultramarine. These pigments sound delicious. Their names are so sharp and elegant, it's as if the terms emote more meaning than just color. We can smell logwood, taste cochineal, touch mummy brown. There is j...
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By Katherine Brooks for the Huffington Post, on historic colors made with certain pigments.

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LA LLUM I ELS COLORS DEL MEV | CARMΣMIX l'estraperlista

LA LLUM I ELS COLORS DEL MEV | CARMΣMIX l'estraperlista | History of Colors | Scoop.it
Els colors del romànic', un treball sobre la tècnica i les arts dels pintors i il•luminadors, el making of de la història de l'art medieval, una mostra comissariada per Judit Verdaguer, conservadora del museu que s'engloba en el ...
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Els Colors del romànic, un article a tenir en compte.

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Fashionable Blues of the 18th century

Fashionable Blues of the 18th century | History of Colors | Scoop.it
No-one seems quite sure how the colour blue became associated with the feeling of sadness, some say its origins lay back in Greek mythology whilst others say it has links to the devil. Whatever the true origin, how could anyone possibly feel blue wearing these sumptuous gowns that we're going to take a look at?…
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How The Colour Purple Was Invented In London

How The Colour Purple Was Invented In London | History of Colors | Scoop.it
By a teenager.
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A little bit of history about the invention of Purple chemical dye in London.
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The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors

The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors | History of Colors | Scoop.it
The most unusual colors from Harvard's storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.
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A most interesting read, this is, a Must Read for everyone who loves colour!
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Cumberland Suite, Hampton Court Palace | Patrick Baty – Historical paint consultant

Cumberland Suite, Hampton Court Palace | Patrick Baty – Historical paint consultant | History of Colors | Scoop.it
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A most interesting article on The Cumberland Art Gallery by Historical Colour Expert Patrick Baty, who collaborated in its restoration.

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¡No sabía que esto se podía hacer con cerámica! CEVISAMA 2015

¡No sabía que esto se podía hacer con cerámica! CEVISAMA 2015 | History of Colors | Scoop.it
Aquí te dejo el resumen de la conferencia ¡No sabía que esto se podía hacer con cerámica! donde mostré las claves que pueden convertir tu proyecto en algo único a través del material cerámico.
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Un interesantísimo repaso a los muchos usos que se puede dar a la cerámica en un proyecto de diseño -algunos de ellos bien creativos. ¡No te lo pierdas!

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John the Math Guy: The man who invented a color

John the Math Guy: The man who invented a color | History of Colors | Scoop.it
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n his article about Ives Klein, John the Math Guy explains why he comes to the conclusion that technically speaking, Ives Klein did not patent his shade of Klein Blue or even a formula for  making Klein Blue. You will enjoy his read, and will come to the conclusion that facts need to be well investigated. Highly recommendable!

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Historic Color: Mount Vernon Green - Sensational Color

Historic Color: Mount Vernon Green - Sensational Color | History of Colors | Scoop.it
I love Mount Vernon and it is on my 'dream places to live' list because: It is on the water with a spectacular water view! Thanks to some smart folks with
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If you love Historical Colors, here you are an interesting view to Mont Vernon's, by Color Expert Kate Smith.

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Lapis Lazuli Ultramarine - into the deep blue, an infinite color - Belltown Design

Lapis Lazuli Ultramarine - into the deep blue, an infinite color - Belltown Design | History of Colors | Scoop.it
  1. Dry Pigment   Lapis Lazuli was found richly inlaid in the sarcophagus of King Tut.
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A very interesting article on this beautiful blue, Lapislázuli!

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Varying Degrees of Verdigris (Blue-Green) - Classic Color Series - Belltown Design

Varying Degrees of Verdigris (Blue-Green) - Classic Color Series - Belltown Design | History of Colors | Scoop.it
  1. Malachite  Malachite is the oldest known green pigment having been used since Antiquity. The mineral was crushed and ground, and used by the Egyptians as paint, jewelry, and eye shadow. In Egypt the floors of the temple were painted with green Malachite pigment. The Greeks introduced Verdigris, Basic Copper Acetate, as one of the first artificial pigments….       2. Naturally Occurring and Applied Patinas  When copper, brass and bronze are exposed to air and seawater for a long period of time, a green/blue powder forms a Verdigris Patina. Climate holds the paint brush during this naturally occurring phenomena, and Weather Conditions are the artists who render this beautiful, natural affect. In clean air, rural environments, Verdigris takes many years to develop, where in damp, coastal, marine, environments, the patina layers develop faster. Artificially applied Verdigris patinas are created by architects, artists, and designers today. Sulfur and oxide compound solution is applied to the metal, and then according to what the weather is doing, the surfaces are strategically placed, and the results of the patina depends on what is exposed and where.       3. Verdigris Pigment During the Middle Ages Verdigris powder was scraped off of hanging copper plates suspended over hot vinegar in sealed in pots. From the 15th to the 17th C, Flemish Primitive, Jan Van Eyke (1390-1441), and Dutch Rennaissance Master, Jan Vermeer (1632-1675) perfected Verdigris oil paint, developing  it into a purely, lightfast, painting medium. A transparent green glaze was also created by these masters, by dissolving copper salts into Venice turpentine. The glazes were built up in layers of transparent color that remained stable and splendid. In the  eighteenth- century in southern France, women stacked plates of copper in clay pots filled with distilled wine. This facilitated the oxidation process between copper and wine to be used as green colorant and household fungicide. The early nineteenth century brought other  methods for obtaining Verdigris, that is by reacting copper sulfate solution with other solutions leaving copper acetate in the solution; our green colorant!  Yet, this was an unstable and degraded Verdigris and it aged to dark brown or black over time, a common sight in 19th century paintings in museums today. Verdigris faded from the scene and was gradually replaced  by new, more stable green pigments. Artists turned to a new generation of greens;  Cobalt Green, Emerald Green, and Viridian.        4a. Warm-Degrees of Verdigris Warm-Verdigris, leans towards yellow on the color wheel, and is a color that advances forward to the eye. Warm-Verdigris can create activity for cooking and other household projects.  It is the color of foliage,  plants and Nature herself, and depending on a particular value and saturation, this is a color that can arouse growth, hope, and an awareness of the natural world. In Ardolfini Wedding by Jan Van Eyke, the green gown is made up of the Verdigris glazing techniques discussed earlier in Verdigris Pigment. The Verdigris is mixed here with the same few pigments used by 15th century artists: lead white, lead tin yellow and yellow ocher, making the Warm-Verdigris gown a brilliant and luminous green. Kitchen or Creative Studio Pond Ripple, C2,  BD-82        4.b. Warmer-Degrees of Verdigris Leonardo da Vinci declared that green represented water!!…..and Warmer-Verdigris’ has the expansive quality of the blue-green waters of the southern  Mediterranean! This color will make a bold statement, while remaining tranquil and inspiring. Warmer-Verdigris has the sense of warm sunny days, new growth, and sunlight filtering through the trees. It is ideal for environments meant for reading and relaxing, playing music, or to have a lively conversation. Sun Room, Living Room, and Daylight Rooms Fauquier Spring, C2, BD- 19       5. Blue-Green Verdigris The color Blue-Green symbolized the sky and the divine to the Egyptians. “Since verdant spring triumphs over barren winter” Blue- Green Verdigris can bring forth hope, life and seasonal renewal. This Verdigris may sooth the nerves, and help us sustain healthy heart action. It’s healing influence can be felt when the room is painted in Blue-Green Verdigris, and it creates a healthful and rejuvenating environment. Bathroom or Spa Aspen, C2, 4192     6. Blue-Verdigris Depending on the climate and natural weather conditions some Verdigris’ are “bluer” than others. I have experienced Blue- Verdigris to have a tranquilizing influence, and be an ideal bedroom color extraordinaire. When using, results are that of coolness, calmness, stillness, contemplation, and internal focus. Bedroom or Office Santorini Blue, BM, 1634       7. Sweet Spot of Verdigris In my humble color opinion, along the road of varieties of Verdigris, there is a place where you find Verdigris at it’s absolute best! This particular Verdigris happens under cloudy, gray skies, has the perfect balance between blue and green, is light in color value, and medium in saturation.  The “sweet spot” is somewhat neutral in tone, and at the same time it is enlivened and energetic. It inspires deliciously good cooking too! Yum! Kitchen Walls or Cabinets, and just about any other room in the house!  Well Water, C2, BD- 18     8. Chlorophyll and The Life of Green The leaf pigment Chlorophyll has trace elements that are said to be similar to the hemoglobin of human blood. I have seen time lapse photography of plant life with characteristics and behaviors similar to humans. I know, saying this is a little off the grid, yet, in a time lapse movie sped up,  plants were foraging for food, and sensing fear like humans do!   It has  also struck me, that in Alchemy, transparent green crystal symbolizes the “secret fire,” which represents the living spirit of substances. Green foods include avocados, lettuce, parsley, peas, peppers, string beans, watercress, brocolli and celery. The chlorophyll in these foods offer human health benefits including aiding in prevention of colon cancer and  acting as a dietary source for magnesium. The Green alkaline forming foods promote healthy ph levels and good bacteria, and help our guts to …
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Another invaluable post on Historic colors by Paula McHugh.

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Colour Provenance de Laura Daza, como fabricar pigmentos | Revista de diseño | Experimenta

Colour Provenance de Laura Daza, como fabricar pigmentos | Revista de diseño | Experimenta | History of Colors | Scoop.it
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Laura Daza, diseñadora colombiana, recupera los procedimientos tradicionales de elaboración de pigmentos. Un proyecto precioso, y espectacular!

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Rose Madder - a softer red - Classic Color Series - Belltown Design

Rose Madder - a softer red - Classic Color Series - Belltown Design | History of Colors | Scoop.it
Rose Madder is a soft and dusty pigment, a lovely color for an accent wall or home fabrics and fashions. Its deep magnetism can enchant you into love at first sight.
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"Rose Madder" o Carmí de Garança, un article molt complet de Paula McHugh, sobre la història d'aquest color.

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