Late-night talk about color. Stephen Westland, Huw Owens and Helen Disley talk about the science, philosophy and art of colour.

Does colour exist? Is black colored a color? Just just How numerous tints are here? These questions … and many other things.


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The color of Life

You will be green with envy if this podcast is missed by you exactly about the color green. Malachite had been among the green pigments that are earliest and an amazing supply had been the truly amazing Orme in North Wales (the biggest prehistoric mine on the planet). Green can be probably the most dangerous of tints. Scheele’s Green may have killed Napoleon even. The team additionally talk about the relationship of green using the devil sufficient reason for Ireland. The application of color in movies can also be discussed and also the usage of green into the Wizard of Oz is of specific interest. And did you know the Statue of Liberty had not been always green? You are doing now. But tune in to the podcast for the story that is full.

Along with of Sunshine

The Over The Rainbow team discuss the color yellow. Yellowish Ochre ended up being one of several earliest pigments utilized by mankind. Orpiment has also been commonly utilized in antiquity despite it being centered on arsenic being poisonous. Yellow has additionally always been a colour that is important. The Greeks – starting from Empedocles – thought that the global world contained four elements; each one of the elements had been associated with a color. Yellowish ( or a colour that is yellow-green ended up being associated with planet; white with atmosphere, black with water and red with fire. This tetradic reasoning about 4 special colours proceeded through to the 14th or fifteenth Century; the notion of three unique tints is just an idea that is relatively recent. Yellow has become the minimum colour that is favourite invokes quite various responses in numerous individuals. It’s, maybe, the marmite of tints.

The color of Trust

Steve, Helen and Huw let you know every thing they find out about the colour azure. Experiencing blue? Then this podcast is merely for you personally. Early naturally occurring blue pigments were hard to come by. But, ultramarine had been a uncommon exception, produced by grinding the mineral lapis lazuli. It was the best & most high priced blue pigment and was usually utilized symbolically to colour the robes of crucial individuals – including the Virgin Mary – in Renaissance paintings. But where did the expression experiencing blue result from? Possibly the association began whenever people noticed if we couldn’t breathe that we would turn a little blue in the face. A brief history of this blue riband occasion is traced back into Henry VIII and also the purchase for the Holy Spirit in addition to knights with regards to Cordon Bleu. The very first new blue pigment in 200 years – YInMn Blue – is discussed. Blue is perhaps typically the most popular color on the planet; is this given that it reminds of items that we like? Blue is really a colour that is relaxing might help us sleep; but in addition blue light will keep us awake during the night and disturb our rest. The definitions of blue are several of program; however in the western it is viewed as the color of trust.

The color of Love

The Over The Rainbow group kick off the color of . show with red – along with of love. It absolutely was one of the earliest obviously occurring colorants of course; red ochre. Red ochre ended up being utilized extensively in cave paintings 60,000 years back or higher. These amazing and ancient pieces of art remain due to the lack of light during these surroundings. This contrasts with all the statues of Ancient Greece and Rome that have been gaudily coloured at their period of creation but have faded within the years into the level that lots of people erroneously thought these people were built to be white! Cochineal ended up being another very early colorant, produced from the crushed systems of bugs but utilized widely as being a food colorant (it’s also nevertheless utilized today). Culturally red can indicate numerous things needless to say plus some good cause of these associations are discussed. The basis that is historical of term ‘red light district’ can be explored. On stability, research appears to show that folks are seen as being more desirable when they wear red. Red will be the color of love, but does t really make the heart beat quicker? Analysis also points to sporting teams that wear red outperforming groups that wear blue. But how come this?