Monday, January 12, 2009

Colour Amour

Colour Amour, an exhibition celebrating the history, science and art of color, opened January 10 at the Main Library, Fourth Floor.

Inspired by the book, Color: A Natural History of the Palette, by Victoria Finlay, the floorwide exhibit features 16 display cases, each devoted to a different aspect of color. This exhibit highlights the collections of the Art, Music and Recreation Center and Business, Science and Technology Center and also features colorful objets d’art and other visual treats.

In addition to the artistic aspects of color, the exhibit also touches on color in music, the technical aspects of creating color, color in nature, the history of specific colors and more.

The exhibit runs through March 26.

Additional reading:

Color in Art by John Gage. (London: Thames & Hudson, 2006).

Colors: The Story of Dyes and Pigments by Francois Delamare. (New York: Abrams, 2000).

Colors: What They Mean and How to Make Them by Anne Varichon. (New York: Abrams, 2006).

Video documentation of the Colour Amour exhibition (2009).

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