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Book by David Coles

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Photography exhibition by Adrian Lander

Wednesday 15 August - Sunday 9 September 2018

Opening Wednesday 15 August, 6.30-8pm
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Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour by David Coles reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history’s most extraordinary pigments. Published by Thames & Hudson, Coles’ book is a labour of love from the author, a man affectionately known as ‘the pigment whisperer’.

The book is a follow-on from the acclaimed and hugely popular Chromatopia exhibition presented at Tacit in the middle of last year. The official launch of the book at Tacit ‘s new premises is therefore a felicitous and welcome occasion.

Award-winning photographer Adrian Lander produced the stunning images in the book.

Floor Talks with David Coles plus book signing, 2-3pm
Saturday 18 Aug
The Making of Chromatopia: The background to the making of the book.
Sunday 19 Aug
Mineral Colours of the Past: Including the processing of lapis lazuli, malachite & azurite.
Saturday 25 Aug
Transformation to Colour: See the process of making lead white, verdigris and more.
Saturday 1 Sep
Lake Pigments From History: In-depth explanations on cochineal, weld, madder and more.
Sunday 2 Sep
The Making of Chromatopia: The background to the making of the book.
Saturday 8 Sep
Pigments Become Paint: How pigments are made into paint, including encaustic, egg tempera & oil paint.

Opening Night wines supplied by