Brown is the new Grey – Here’s the Proof

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Brown is the new Grey – Here’s the Proof

Ochres were one of the first compounds on the earth used by mankind for decoration – drawings found on the walls of prehistoric caves were in rich earthy pigments. Leonardo da Vinci was fond of using warm-toned sepia in his sketches, while the artists that came to promenance in the first flush of the Renaissance, like Caravaggio and Rembrandt, created work steeped in shadows created from a hundred hues of brown.

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