Janet Wolff

Colour (mainly blue)

Image credits

Anna Atkins ‘ Cyanotype of British fern’, 1853 © National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Van Gogh ‘Van Gogh’s chair’, 1888 ©The National Gallery, London

Gerhard Richter ‘Tante Marianne’, 1965 © Gerhard Richter 2013

Gerhard Richter ‘Abstract painting (grey) (880-3)’, 2002 ©Tate, London 2013/©Gerhard Richter 2013.

Katsushika Hokusai ‘Under the Wave off Kanagawa’, c.1831 © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Works cited

Philip Ball:  Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour (Penguin 2002 [2001])

Michael Baxandall: Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy (Oxford University Press 1974 [1972])

R. Brightman: ‘Manchester and the origin of the dyestuffs industry’,  Chemistry & Industry 4, 1957.

Elizabeth Day: ‘‘Till death do us part:  the short and extraordinary life of author Tim Guest’, Observer New Review, 28 March 2010.

Françoise Delamare and Bernard Guineau: Colors: The Story of Dyes and Pigments (Harry N. Abrams 2000)

M. R. Fox:  Dye-makers of Great Britain 1856-1976 (ICI, Manchester 1987)

John Gage:  Colour in Art (Thames and Hudson 2006)

John Gage:  Colour and Culture (Thames and Hudson, 1993)

Simon Garfield:  Mauve (Faber and Faber 2000)

Ann Geraghty: In the dark and still moving (The Tenth Bull 2007)

Tim Guest:  My life in orange (Granta Books 2004)

Tim Guest:  Second Lives: A journey through virtual worlds (Arrow Books 2008 [2007])

Robert H. Kargon:   Science in Victorian Manchester (Manchester University Press 1977)

Julia Kristeva:  ‘Giotto’s joy’, in Desire in Language (Blackwell 1981)

Esther Leslie:  Synthetic Worlds:  Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry (Reaktion Books 2005)

Primo Levi:  ‘The gray zone’ and ‘Shame’, The Drowned and the Saved (Vintage 1989)

Michel Pastoureau: Blue: The history of a color (Princeton University Press 2001)

Colm Tóibín: ‘In lovely blueness: adventures in troubled light’, catalogue to Blue exhibition at Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 2004



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