Art Unfolded: Story of Art in Four Colours

Author(s): Ben Street

Art & Photography

Trace the history of art through 48 paintings and four colors, woven together to form a fascinating and kaleidoscopic tale.


BLUE: the color of the beyond and the divine
RED: the color of blood, purity and sensuality
GREEN: the color of new life, but also of sickness and death
GOLD: the color of wealth, attributed to the things we value most


These four colors tell the history of art in a way that few other details can. From the pigments that hold them - sometimes wildly expensive, like Ultramarine, or dangerously toxic, like Emerald Green - to the varied and changing meanings applied to them, these colors grant us access to fascinating stories, both of individual works of art and the world in which they were created


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General Fields

  • : 9781781575628
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Ilex Press
  • : August 2018
  • : ---length:- '17.4'width:- '13.1'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 701.8509
  • : 128
  • : Ben Street
  • : Paperback