The history of orange

The colour orange has a complex, sometimes even confusing, history that can often be overlooked. Its presence in humanity’s artistic record is believed to first appear in the ruins of Ancient Egyptian tombs. Tomb walls were often covered with images of gods and historical figures in which a mix of yellow, orange and brown were… Continue reading The history of orange

The history of red

The colour red has had a wide variety of meanings and purposes throughout human history. The earliest use of red in the archaeological record comes from cave paintings drawn over thirty thousand years ago. Early humans used a naturally occurring pigment made of a mix of iron oxide and clay, now known as red ochre,… Continue reading The history of red