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.
Powerful Portraits Juxtapose Young Love and Urban Sorrow
The spark of young love materializes as bursts of color in Pierre Baëlen's searing urban portraits.
Meet the Chemist Who Accidentally Created a New Blue Pigment
Step aside, ultramarine and cobalt—YInMn blue is just as vibrant and far more durable.
Inside Harvard’s Incredible Collection of Rare Pigments | Conservation Lab
What’s behind art history’s most radiant hues? Sea snails, cow urine, and mummy flesh, apparently.
The Building Blocks of Everything
Lipstick's Liquid Formulas Are the Secret to My Smear-Free Face
It starts as a gloss, dries more like paint, and can last the entire day without rubbing off.