Their recent episode on color (‘The Perfect Yellow‘) was mesmerizing – covering everything from the lack of blue in Homer’s world to this really fascinating story about a color, found riddled with bullets. Gamboge!
The origins of Gamboge (whose name is French for Cambodia – where it comes from) are potentially conflict-related which, as you’ll hear in the podcast, is not the uncommon for colors sourced throughout the world. Things you don’t think about when appreciating a bright yellow hued painting, that color may have seen battle!
Want to know where other paint pigment colors come from? You’ll love this informative preso: