The Color of Collaboration: an essay on the history of pigment in southern France

Ochre began in its pure form, as drawing media in early ancient civilizations. This iron oxide mineral is an element of the rocky limestone landscape of Roussillon, the mountain town just above Apt in Provence, southern France. Its ancient use was referred to as “skin paint” and in present day is used to color “everything from soap… Continue reading The Color of Collaboration: an essay on the history of pigment in southern France