The Power of Colour
The Power of Colour
Marcia B. Hall

The Power of Colour



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Marcia B. Hall, professor of art history at the Tyler School of Art, explores “how pictures come to look the way they do, and what colour can tell us about how painters used their materials”. The emphasis placed on examining the ritualistic process of an artist’s practice is made of deep significance.


This expansive study illuminates the substance, context and meaning of five centuries of European painting, revealing the power of colour as a physical medium, a key to interpretation, and a mediator of social and political change.

  • Format: Hardback
  • Edition: 1st, 2019
  • Extent: 304 pages
  • Illustrations: 204 colour + 8 B&W
  • ISBN: 9780300237191