From Anish Kapoor’s Blackest Black to Yves Klein’s signature International Klein Blue, there is no doubt that art and colour are inseparable. Have you, for example, ever noticed the variation of eye colours in Vermeer’s portraits? Let us introduce someone who definitely has, and who’s more than a little obsessed with the relationship between art and hue. NYC-based artist and photographer Edith Young has scoured the art world to index the shades of Madame de Pompadour’s rouge, the ‘reds of the red caps in Renaisssance portraits,’ and the perfect shade of blonde used by John Currin, to create ‘typologies of color and text.’ These perfectly organised ‘painterly Pantones’ are soothing and very
satisfying to look at.
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Artist EDITH YOUNG
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