Sunday, 16 August 2009

King's colour

Orpiment crystals, the toxic mineral once used to produce Chinese Yellow.

The tiled roofs of the Forbidden City.

A large Chinese Imperial Yellow brushpot, c. 1900.

Homage to the Square: Departing in Yellow
Josef Albers, 1964

Now playing: David Byrne - The Last Emperor
via FoxyTunes


Pigtown-Design said...

Stunning, as always. I am quite fond of that saffron colour, especially after seeing the "Gates" project in Central Park several years ago.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Almost seems worth the risk. But I'm a sucker for that particular shade.

little augury said...


mamacita said...

HOBAC!!! Oh, happy day! I'm so happy you're back.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I shall go to bed now with a smile on my face, for you have returned to the blog world!!
Life is sweet.

victoria thorne said...

perfectly exquisite, thank you

thank you

maison21 said...

welcome back, hobac. i thought i was hallucinating when i noticed the thumbnail picture for you blog changed in my blogroll. you have been sorely missed.

London Calling said...

Greetings and salutations. Happy to see HOBAC back in action.