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Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color
Cochineal Red The Art History of a Color
Author: Elena Phipps
From antiquity to the present day, color has been embedded with cultural meaning. Associated with blood, fire, fertility, and life force, the color red has always been extremely difficult to achieve and thus highly prized. This book discusses the origin of the red colorant derived from the insect cochineal, its early use in Precolumbian ritual t...  more »
ISBN: 320717
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 48
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Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Book Type: Paperback
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