An Atlas of Rare and Familiar Colour, by the Harvard Art Museums' Forbes Pigment Collection

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An Atlas of Rare and Familiar Colour, by the Harvard Art Museums' Forbes Pigment Collection

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“Why are you reading my description of this book? Just open it up. It’s a wonder. Where else could you find a beautiful photograph of a yellowish ball seemingly rolled in dried grass that is in fact a pellet of Indian yellow pigment — a colour rumoured to be made from the pee of Indian cows fed on only mango leaves for weeks, a product shipped off to the ateliers of Europe to be made into the brilliant golds of renaissance paintings. Is this story true? Does it matter? A great gift for your father.”
— Jason Logan

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