Why is the White House white?
What do bugs have to do with color?
What’s the difference between pigments and dyes?
These questions are answered in The Brilliant History of Color in Art, a new book by journalist Victoria Finlay.
Published by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this new book is accompanied by a collection of activities, handouts and lesson plans teachers can use in their classrooms.
Handouts about the following topics are available:
- Discussion questions for the Brilliant History of Color in Art
- An online quiz
- Elements of Art (line, shape, forms, space, color, texture)
- How to Make Paint (using pigments, instant coffee, Kool-aid or chalk).
- Principles of Design
- Watercolor Techniques
Also available are seven lesson plans for K-12 students and two virtual self-guided tours to help teachers prepare for their visit to the Getty Museum or the Getty Villa. These items are available in the Education section on the website of the J.Paul Getty Museum.
Learn more about this fascinating topic. Watch this short YouTube video.
ArtPlantae is an affiliate of IndieBound and a supporter of independent bookstores. It receives a small portion of each online purchase made through IndieBound. Thank you for your show of support for independent bookstores and ArtPlantae. Proceeds benefit the InterpretPlants program.