The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments

As an artist, I think a lot about colour. As a historian, I don’t. This is an interesting look at where some of our colours came from, and why they aren’t used anymore.

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.

Source: The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments

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