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Spinning the Colour Wheel: A Brief History of Colour

  • Lewes Depot Pinwell Road Lewes, BN7 2JS (map)

Saturday 18 August

FREE - drop in (please note that space is limited)

Our Art and Film strand is opened by Alexandra Loske, who will provide a brief illustrated talk on the history of colour: how humans have been creating pigments and paints since pre-historic times, the impact of Isaac Newton unravelling the rainbow, and how new ideas about our emotional responses to colour emerged in the Romantic Age. Alexandra will also talk about our special relationship with the colour blue to precede the screening of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s film Three Colours: Blue.

Alexandra will present a shorter introduction about the colour white before Three Colours: White (1994) at the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven on 25 August.

Dr Alexandra Loske is an art historian, curator at the Royal Pavilion, editor of the book Languages of Colour (2012) and author of a major forthcoming book on colour, to be published in Spring 2019. She has lectured extensively on colour history and colour theory and has appeared on national and international TV and Radio.