Category Archives: Pigments

The Secrets of Lascaux

When four French schoolbys stumbled over the Paleolithic cave paintings of Lascaux in 1940, they brought to light one of mankind’s oldest and best kept art treasures.  One youngster was so enthralled, and so impressed by their significance that he … Continue reading

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Why I Love Art

Three amazing things happened this month.  I chanced to meet a postman (actually a lady!) standing in for our usual postman – who stopped to ask if this was my house, with the fresco on the side. We talked a … Continue reading

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Mankind’s Oldest Technology

Unveiled today – and at last people are looking up from their iphones and their feet, and enjoying something that surprises them.  You don’t get this from television or iphones – only from the human hand and eye: mankind’s oldest … Continue reading

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