Curious about the colors and paints

• Curious about colors and paints

Curious about the colors and paints

Our ancestors perceived blue differently than we do. In the past it did not exist the concept of "blue"!

British scientist William Gladstone noticed that the description of the Sea Homer in his "Odyssey" uses the expression "the color of dark wine." There is other evidence that the ancient languages ​​had no word for blue.

Curious about the colors and paints

The first synthetic dye was blue. The Egyptians were able to create a blue dye is already in the 22 century BC. They were mixed peretortye limestone and sand with azurite or malachite, followed by addition of egg albumen or glue, creating a durable paint or glaze.

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During the Renaissance, a blue dress woman said that she is young and ready for marriage

Curious about the colors and paints

Up to 1856 purple dye extracted from shellfish glandular mucus. To extract one ounce (about 30 grams) for the royal purple dye dress Cleopatra, it took 20 thousand clams. In the Middle Ages, purple ink has become extremely rare, t. To., Almost all clams were destroyed.

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Due to its rarity and high cost of the purple paint was considered a royal color, and in particular the color of the Roman emperors. Any other person who dared to wear purple clothes, subjected to the death penalty. ***

Purple worth so expensive, that turned out not afford every ruler. Roman Emperor Aurelian did not allow his wife to buy a purple silk dress, since the dress price to correspond to its weight in gold.

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Synthetic purple dye "mauveine" was the result of a random experiment. In 1856, a British student chemist William Henry Perkin accidentally created the first synthetic dye. She had a nice shade of purple, and quickly gained popularity. In 1862, Queen Victoria when visiting the World Expo wearing lilac silk dress.

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Red sports uniform for the first time appeared in the Roman Empire. This color was of one of the teams in the chariot races.

Curious about the colors and paints

Mexican Aztecs produced a red dye of the peretortyh into insect powder named scale insects

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Mary Stuart was wearing on the day of the execution of a red petticoat as a sign of his innocence. For Roman Catholics, the red color symbolizes the blood of martyrs. Mary was accused of plotting against Queen Elizabeth I, and was sentenced to the death penalty in 1587.

Curious about the colors and paints

In the 17th century only to people of noble birth in France was permitted to wear shoes with red heels. Monarchs centuries wore red shoes, but King Louis XIV secured this right in law, to issue a decree by which wear red heels could only person noble blood. ***

In many Asian countries, traditional wedding dress sewn from red fabric.

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During the Renaissance in most Italian cities, the law prescribed to women of easy virtue to wear yellow.

Tradition to wear to the wedding, we are obliged to Queen Victoria white dress. It was she who in 1840 married in a white dress.

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Up to 40-ies of the last century in Europe the boys dressed in pink and girls - in blue. In 1918, a magazine for parents wrote that the pink, the more resolute, better suited to boys, but delicate and gentle blue - girls.