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World First: Paint colours generated by AI

2016 brought us the world’s blackest black, Vantablack, while 2017 has already introduced us to Harvard’s collection of the world’s rarest colours. We now have the first group of colours created by AI. Research Scientist, Janelle Shane, who took a neural network (for non-sciencey brains, that’s an artificial network made up of a number of computer systems),… read more

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Destination colour – going inside Brighton’s flamboyant Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is an oriental palace in the centre of Brighton, designed by architect John Nash in the 18th Century as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV. You may have heard about it before, mostly likely described as ‘the jewel in Brighton’s crown’ because inside the Regency house are startlingly lavish rooms inspired by Indian and… read more

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Happy Surreal Easter

Call it a love of Salvador Dali – a man who liked eggs so much he put a great big sculptural one on his roof – but we’ve been getting into the Easter spirit by looking at egg-based art of the chocolate-free variety (unlike last year). The ideas that have tickled us most involve a colour gradient, a yellow balloon,… read more

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See this: Tree of Codes

A ballet that debuted at the Manchester International Festival in 2015 and saw a short run at London’s Sadler’s Wells last month, Wayne McGregor’s Tree of Codes is worth trying to catch as it tours, next in Denmark. The production is a reinterpretation of writer Jonathan Safran Foer’s work of the same name for which the author took the… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist