The Alchemy of Paint - Spike Bucklow

The Alchemy of Paint

By Spike Bucklow

  • Release Date: 2009-10-10
  • Genre: Art History


Spike Bucklow sets out to unravel the myths behind the pigments, like dragonsblood, which is said to be a mixture of elephant and dragon blood. Examining both the medieval palette and the often cloak-and-dagger science that created it, he uncovers the secret recipes behind the luxurious colours we are familiar with today. Driven by an overriding passion for art, Spike Bucklow's aim is to restore value to colour.