Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Colors of Art: The Story of Art in 80 Palettes by Chloë Ashby


I think this might be one of my favorite art books I've ever gotten. In it, Chloe Ashby takes 80 different paintings, from Neolithic times to the last decade, and breaks them down into a little infographic that shows some of their most pronounced or important colors. Each era of art has a little forward talking about some of the key players and the themes of that movement, and then each art piece gets a full page to itself with a description analyzing the composition and discussing the colors used, what they mean, and what they were made of.

While reading this book, I kept taking so many notes. The art she chose to showcase is gorgeous and the infographics really were helpful in analyzing the paintings. Since this is such a visual book it's hard to explain why it's so awesome because so much of what makes it great is in the pictures, so I would say that if you love art or have an art lover in your family, this would be a perfect gift to get. I know I'm going to cherish my copy.

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

4.5 to 5 out of 5 stars

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