Gottesman also gives some expanded insight on her piece that explored the underappreciated history of the pigments used to create art
through the ages. Looking at a painting on a museum wall, we usually think about the work’s subject, not colors used to depict the image. But often pigments we take for granted were signs of extreme wealth or refined from toxic chemicals. We discuss the hidden importance of pigments, along with why ignoring the history of color produced by poisonous substances is a choice we make at our own peril.
This podcast is hosted by Artsy Editorial Associate Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Content Coordinator, The Art Genome Project and Marketplace Sarah Gottesman and Senior Editor Tess Thackara. It was produced by Joe Sykes with assistance from Editorial Associate Abigail Cain.
Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free