In Chroma, Derek Jarman explains the use of colour in Medieval painting through the Renaissance to the modernists and draws on the great colour theorists from Pliny to Leonardo.
He also talks about the meaning of colours in literature, science, philosophy, psychology, religion and alchemy.
The colours on Jarman's palette are mixed with memory and insight to create an evocative and highly personal work.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 19/01/1995
- Category: Theory of art
- ISBN: 9780099474913
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Review by deliriumslibrarian
I defy you not to be moved by these meditations of a great artist going blind. Red pours out of his eyes. Political, whimsical, ornery, sexy and learned. The world is richer for his alchemy.