The Secret Lives of Colour tells unusual stories of 75 most fascinating shades, dyes & hues. From blonde to ginger, Picasso’s blue to charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux. Acid yellow to kelly green, scarlet women to imperial purple, surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. Kassia St Clair has turned her life’s obsession with colours, where they come from (Van Gogh’s chrome yellow sunflowers or fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilisation. Across fashion & politics, art & war, The Secret Lives of Colour tell a vivid, vibrant story of our cultures.