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  Colour - Red 06 May 2005  
The history of how so many different colours of red evolved is, quite appropriately, passionate and sometimes bloody

From crimson to vermilion, scarlet to cinnabar, there are so many shades of the colour that stands for both life and death, joy and rage - and of course the Labour party.

Victoria Finlay is the author of a book called Colour - and she took Jennifer Chevalier to the National Gallery to discuss the artist Turner's reds.


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