Black

The Art of Colour

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Queen Victoria wore black for the rest of her life following the death of her beloved husband; Kazimir Malevich created a provocative painting entitled: The Black Square and Rembrandt used the shade to conjure the velvety darkness of night in his etching The Adoration of the Shepherds. Richard Stemp celebrates this powerful hue.

Image of Richard Stemp, lecturer and art historian
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