Back to Black

Martin Luther, Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder

“…black really came into its own with the Reformation, whose leaders and artists led a full-fledged revolt against the pomp and display of the Catholic Church. Martin Luther is generally depicted in the most sober of blacks, while the era’s painters began to favor tenebrous colors in even their most dramatic compositions.”
-From “The Color that Wasn’t a Color” article in ARTnews reviewing Black: The History of a Color

2 thoughts on “Back to Black

  1. I think its really enjoyable. Makes me want to grind rocks and stuff to see what colors I can come up with. Although after all the stories of poisonings, maybe a tad less so.

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