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  The Colour Ochre Monday 12 May 2003  
And now we start a new series, working through the artist's paintbox looking at the origins of colour.

Ochre was the first coloured paint - it produces a yellow hue and exists naturally on every inhabited continent. But it is perhaps the aboriginal people in Australia who have been painting with it for the longest - somewhere around 40,000 years.
Victoria Finlay is the author of a new book called Colour - and she took Jennifer Chevalier to the basement of the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London to look at the ochre used in aboriginal paintings.
Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox, by Victoria Finlay, Published 19 Sept 2002, ISBN: 0340733284

Graphics: Colour Theory


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