SPL book club's fourth selection in a yearlong reading journey through art and art history
From 6.30 pm until 7.30 pm
SPL book club readers can join discussions either via Zoom or in person at the library. Register below to receive the Zoom link.
Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors. For example: Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction. Extracted from an Afghan mine, the blue “ultramarine” paint used by Michelangelo was so expensive he couldn’t afford to buy it himself. Since ancient times, carmine red—still found in lipsticks and Cherry Coke today—has come from the blood of insects.
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