pigment

Ultramarine

Scientists Identify a Medieval Artist by the Blue Gemstone in Her Teeth

“The discovery of lapis lazuli in the dental calculus of an 11th-century religious woman is without precedent in the European medieval archaeological record.”
Becky Ferreira
1.9.19
last week in art

Scientists Have Discovered The Oldest Art Store in History

The Porc-Epic cave served as a hub for powdered ochre pigment production for at least 4500 years.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.5.17
last week in art

The Newest Blue Crayon Is 200 Years in the Making

...And Crayola wants your help naming it.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.31.17
deadly colors

This Is the World’s Deadliest Color

A TED-Ed mini-documentary explains the history of poison pigments.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.23.17
colors

The World's "Mattest, Flattest Black" Acrylic Paint Is Available to All—Except Anish Kapoor

Artist Stuart Semple responds to Vantablack 2.0 with Black 2.0, making it available to anyone who wants it. Anyone, of course, but Anish Kapoor.
Kevin Holmes
3.31.17
Art

Pencil and Crayon Illustrations Celebrate the Small Joys of Everyday Life

A Korean artist illustrates from the heart in her visual diary of daily life.
Diana Shi
2.11.17
Art

Massive Spray Paintings Turn Tagger Tools into Fine Art Ammo

Katharina Grosse's energetic paintings owe the tagger's aerosol bottle for its unique textures.
Diana Shi
1.28.17
Film

A Striking Video Portrait of India's Holi Festival

Manoj Raj traveled to the “birthplace of Lord Krishna” to capture his subjects.
Annie Armstrong
4.12.16
Art

Tattoo Artist Covers Bodies with Sacred Geometry and Mythological Animals

Jaya Suartika makes the body a canvas for his fragmented mythologies, animals, and patterns.
Luis Carreño
2.22.16
Art

Aerial Landscapes or Deep Space Images? Bogi Fabian's Paintings Are Both

By day, it's the Amazon River, but by night a newly formed galaxy in the glow-in-the-dark works of Bogi Fabian.
Beckett Mufson
4.23.15