Was This the Start of the Color Chart?

by Michael Eddy
Marcel Duchamp’s painting T um’. ©Yale University Art Gallery
Marcel Duchamp’s painting T um’. ©Yale University Art Gallery

Marcel Duchamp’s last painting has influenced artists for a century. The BBC’s Kelly Grovier takes a looks at how it inspired the modern color chart – and at its 17th-Century predecessor – in her fascinating story for BBC Culture. She looks at Duchamp's work and the impact over the decades afterwards and at the works of artists 'absorbing and wrestling' with the impact of Duchamp's piece. Read the entire fascinating story, The Mysterious Painting That Changed How We See Colour on the BBC culture page here.