Tag Archives: isochromatic
Colour Symbolism in Giotto’s Arena Chapel

Colour Symbolism in Giotto’s Arena Chapel

The interplay of symbolism and narrative through the lens of colour in Giotto di Bondone’s Arena Chapel, Padua.

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Cennini and the Superbrights

Cennini and the Superbrights

The aspect of early Renaissance painting which first drew me in was colour.  The intense pure colours of early Flemish and Italian art still transfix no matter how many paintings I see.  Perhaps it’s a bit like being a magpie, genetically attracted to bright and luminous objects.  I finally had a chance to read ‘Color [...]

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