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This book was written in association with The National Gallery, London for their "Making Colour" exhibition.

To find out more about The National Gallery’s exhibition or explore colour online, click on the links to visit the recommended websites.

"Making Colour" exhibition at The National Gallery

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About this book

Art history and artists
Usborne art book about colour

Explore 15,000 years of colour in art, from the first paints made from crushed insects to how colour is used to convey different meanings. A fascinating introduction to colours and their effects, featuring artists such as Jan van Eyck and Renoir as well as modern art and artists. Written in association with The National Gallery, London. With internet links for additional information.


Rosie Dickins

Rosie Dickins

Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved making up her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she now works for Usborne Publishing. She has written over a hundred children's books, including award-winning non-fiction.


Press Reviews

A fascinating introduction to colours and their effects.
Independent School Parent
There’s so much information to read and the illustrations are great. This vibrant book is the perfect family companion to Making Colour, this summer’s ‘National Gallery Inspires’ exhibition.
The Gingerbread House
An excellent way to gain a real appreciation of the importance of colour and to understand how colours are made and used.
Parents in Touch
This is probably my favourite book of all for this summer... A fascinating introduction to colours and their effects.
London Mums Magazine
This title is captivating and can be read from cover to cover... I would recommend this book as an extremely valuable addition to any child’s art library.
Culture Baby

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