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purples

Purple has long been associated with royalty. "Tyrian purple" came from a rare form of sea snail and became worth its weight in gold. It took two-hundred and fifty-thousand mollusks to create one ounce of the pigment. As ages past, new ways were found to create the brilliant color and it eventually became more common and available. It was Gustav Klimt who famously layered purples and lavenders with gold in his classic works.  Erin Hanson has employed purples with complimentary greens or earth tones to create many bold and stunning works.

purples

Purple has long been associated with royalty. "Tyrian purple" came from a rare form of sea snail and became worth its weight in gold. It took two-hundred and fifty-thousand mollusks to create one ounce of the pigment. As ages past, new ways were found to create the brilliant color and it eventually became more common and available. It was Gustav Klimt who famously layered purples and lavenders with gold in his classic works.  Erin Hanson has employed purples with complimentary greens or earth tones to create many bold and stunning works.

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