Mummy brown*

*and other historical colors!

This weekend I came across this interesting illustration that explains a little bit more about the history of colors. I was never a ‘color-nut’, I would rather go about and identify colors as ‘purple,’ ‘orange,’ or ‘white,’ instead of ‘mauveine,’ ‘realgar,’ or ‘chalk.’ However, when I started going to my painting class, that changed. And I am now a color nerd.

Take a look at this incredibly educational comic and click on the link (below the image) to take you to the original source to read the descriptions. I hope you enjoy is as much as I did! And thank you, Veritable Hokum!

Source: Veritable Hokum by Korwin Briggs


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