FEEDBACK FRIDAY: The Secret Lives of Color with Kassia St. Clair - Shared screen with speaker view
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what is aniline dye?
can we get her again.
Tell us about your next upcoming book.
Is Ultramarine still mined in Afganistan?
I had never heard of mummy brown!
What colors did Van Gogh use to create that lovely soft teal
Is absinthe as a pigment derived from the same sources as used for the drink?
That was a wonderful talk.
Kassia, thank you for such a wonderful talk. I have loved your book Secret Lives of Colour for many years.
what was the replacement for mummy brown?
I’m Canadian - we use colour with a “U” as well. :)
Is ultramarine made the same way nowadays?
I heard about mummy brown in a television show about making replica's of art in the Netherlands, but I must look at it again now! Thank you Kassia!
Thanks so much. So nice to hear you speak about your passion for colour and history. My question is random. I made some naturally dyed fabric swatches for you and would love to know how you ended up using them :D
FAntastic. I have ordered the book, and hope to read it soon. Thanks.
Thank you for the wonderful presentation!
Fascinating! Great topic and wonderful presentation! Grateful!
I feel like I am in college again!
What is the most coveted / expensive colour today? and why?
Aside from lichens, ochres and charcoals are there any other plants which can be said to have been used in prehistory
The Golden Thread has the most beautiful cover I’ve ever seen!
A wonderfully informative presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Kassia’s imparts her knowledge of the subject matter in a delightful way.
Fabulous! Right in my wheelhouse. I could totally geek out on this topic. I am the daughter of a PhD in inorganic chemistry who worked for DuPont in the 1950s and patented a red dye that was less transient
So fascinating, thank you!
WOW WOW WOW….Hope this is a safe place to admit a dark secret of mine…a few years ago I travelled to the UK to perform a concerto with an orchestra - before the dress rehearsal I popped into a book store and found your books…bought them and started reading outside the shop….I was late for my own rehearsal ! When I came home I realized that these books were the highlight of my trip…life-changing for me and I have made a side step in my career…COVID, helped, of course…thank you so much for this fascinating research!! I am using it in democracy and social justice classes I teach now!! :)
Tatiana--check out YinMin blue (YnMn)...
Q: as pigments go, does YinMn blue appear to be a suitable modern alternative to ultramarine?
I’m most fascinated about your uncovering of politics and color, specifically the story of white and how it was used for white washing and unseen notions of white supremacy. Can you talk a little about about how you were able to uncover this story?
Enjoyed the talk, thanks. They book is great and not at all boring. I read in no time at all.
Wonderful talk, thank you!
what has happened to all the objects made with arsenic green? Is the wallpaper still in houses?
Thanks for a wonderfully interesting presentation, I have the French version of the book, la vie secrète des couleurs
Fabulous talk, thank you. Was ultramarine ever used as a pigment for cloth?
Extremely interesting. Thank you so much!
Going to give the book to some friends for Easter! Can’t wait.
Do you think new materials / chemistry will bring new colours? Mars rocks?
Hi Kassia I don’t have any questions but just to say that I’m a HUGE fan of both of your books. “The golden thread’ has always been a constant source of inspiration for me.
Sara Jeanne Burke
Fascinating presentation; your research is so in depth. I just ordered both of your books.
Thankyou for such a wonderful talk
Wonderful, informative, engaging presentation. Thank you Kassia for a delightful hour of knowledge.
Are you planning another book???
most interesting. thank you.
Katrine--wallpaper with arsenic is still around (just like lead white paint on walls). It's also found in old book cloth covers--libraries have to check sometimes and keep the books non-circulating because of their arsenic content.
Thank you for such an interesting presentation! Adds to your excellent book on Colour!
great presentation, I enjoyed both your books (audio books) and am looking forward to a next one
Katrine--no problem. I should say it's old wallpaper--new wallpaper has no arsenic in it...
Do you know the book of Victoria Finlay who wrote from a travel perspective a book “Color: a Natural History” and another book on gems and where they are found?
Enjoyed your event especially the historical values of color and stories.
Wonderful and interesting! Thanks so much!
Amy Hemphill Dove
Does the book have illustrations or should I get through audible?
Thank you for recording your presentation. There was so much information, I look forward to watching it again.
Are you aware of an effort off the coast of Oaxaca to sustainably harvest the pigment for Tyrion Purple?
I recently heard of Mayan blue, which may not be chemically identified.
Thank-you for a fascinating presentation!
Marvelous to hear you speak about color and your research. I am a huge fan of your book.
What created “sadd” colors that the Puritans were fond of?
Hum... I wonder if Mummy brown could contain any infectious disease properties
One of my favorite authors - thank you for this talk
particularly when dyeing textile, was black a lightfast pigment that was achieved naturally in the past?
Maya Blue contains two substances — extract from the leaves of the indigo plant and a clay mineral called palygorskite
I love your book about colour from Canada:) and thank you feedback Friday. Wonderful lectures
There is a new synthetic blue which is very expensive. Sue Crook
WHAT ABOT ANISH KAPOORS BLACK ?
The black is called Vantablack. Vantablack is composed of a forest of vertical tubes "grown" on a substrate using a modified chemical vapor deposition process. When light strikes Vantablack, instead of bouncing off, it becomes trapped and is continually deflected amongst the tubes, eventually becoming absorbed and dissipating into heat.
Is Pernambuco still being used to make colour?
Is YinMn blue commercially available?
I was just going to ask about that
Thank you. So interesting. Feedback Fridays are a highlight of my week.
YinMn blue has slowly entered commercial use (you can look on Kremer Pigmente)...but it is $$$$$
Thank you! Presentation was brilliant. I love your book!!!
this has been wonderful - thank you!
I think Jacksons in England have it now to?
Thank you Kassia!!! So lovely!
LOVE THIS BOOK ! THANK YOU KASSIA !
Patrice George NYC
Fantastic lecture! Thanks Kassia and Feedback Friday!!!!!!
Thank you :)))))
Thank you - fascinating!!!
Wonderful talk!! Thank you!
Thank you from Dallas TX!
Outstanding info! Thank you!!!
Thank you so much!!!
Wonderful presentation and love the book!!!
Link to the new blue!
Thank you! Great presentation.
Wonderful talk ! Thank you!
Thank you Kassia, incredible talk. So inspired for my paintings!
Thank you Kassia! I was so excited to see you speak today :) I love your book “The Secret Lives of Color”.
No ‘u’. :(
The Golden Thread is super interesting. Don't miss it.
Amy Hemphill Dove
Do the books have pictures???
fabulous talk - thank you from Wiltshire, UK
Wonderful! So enjoyable and informative. Thank you!
thank you ❤️
Thank you. Great talk. Loved the book!
Thank you from Ottawa, Canada
Loved the illustrations!
Thank you, both of your books are wonderful!
Great talk! Thank you
thank you for a lovely presentation. The book is absolutely amazing. Your research invaluable.
do you have other talks online that we can see also?maybe more or other colours? thank you!
That was amazing! Thank you
So very wonderful! Thank You so much Kassia.
I see you Vedrana!!
THE BEST hour of the week…thank you again!
yay! These conservators are lovely!!!
Thank you so much. What a great speaker and interesting topic. From Ontario, Canada. We’re good with colour:)
When is that?
Patrice George NYC
See you next week…those are 3 serious experts in the conservation world!!!!!!!!
What about the Indigo growing class/seminar/workshop?
Such beautiful color!!
Maybe a replacement for mummy brown?
I use onion skins to dye eggs. It’s a Lithuanian tradition
we have initiatives here in Sweden for using quality waste for design
amy, can you enlarge your screen?
I love that
very inspiring, work with Willow bark because it is such an important tree in our village.
I am going to follow you for sure!
Great!!!! Thanks, all the best in your university endeavors
Beautiful work Vedrana!
Thank you all !
Thank you all
czarina den ouden lobo
That’s my favorite ending