Have you ever wondered how humans became aware of manufacturing colors? If you were ever curious about how color designation was, read on because I have collated several curiosities that a typical person has about the source of color.
The earliest known history of people preferring colors was in cave paintings during Prehistoric times. These Prehistoric artworks already had a color palette. Not because they chose those colors, but they have had limited access to the materials. Cave paintings used a minimal color palette of white, black, brown, red, yellow. The probable materials they used to get these colors were ashes, charcoal, obsidian, bone, stone, and blood.
The Hanging Garden of Babylon and the Yearning of Color
During the Babylonian era, Amytis or Semiramis, in some stories, was a princess from Medes. A kingdom located in modern-time Iran, who became the Queen of Babylon, modern-time Iraq. She lived in a forest-like valley environment in Medes and got sick when she moved because Babylon was a Desert. So his husband, the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, commanded his servants to convert his castle into The Hanging Garden, one of the seven wonders of the ancient Earth.
But alas, Semiramis died before the castle was finished, and Nebuchadnezzar became a widow until his last breath. He had plenty of concubines but has lost the love of his life. Nevertheless, this is a better story than Twilight.
Egypt and Cleopatra’s Fashon Statement
The Byzantine Emperor’s New Clothes
Byzantine kings/royalty command their slaves to piss at mulberry/blackberry-stained coats to develop a safer violet fabric. During the. It’s not the healthiest of the methods done by royalty to get violet. The former tradition was using magnesium, but it was a poisonous process. But pissing at the fabric is the funniest and dumbest method for getting colors.
The lesson here is that most people can get typical colors, but the Byzantine royalty was desperate to stand out that they would wear literal dirt with germs on them to set themselves apart.
Renaissance: a revival of classic art from the ancient kingdoms.
What was worse was when brass and Iron were invented. Wartime was rampant, and the men like Constantine decided to Wear armor anytime, anywhere. This behavior of constant war led to an era of glamorized unhealthiness. People would run to rivers and treat baths like therapy.
Unlike the Asians, the Indians, the Polynesians, The Africans, and the Australians. War was the most effective way to make money. With war, a massive tug-o-war of land commenced. Feudal Lords focused on this with the help of religion to conquer gold, silver, and anything that shines.
The integration of old fashion came after the dark ages. This era was when most of the European continent forgot to take baths, despite inventing Aqueducts for the masses. But, then, The medieval and Renaissance age and the industrial era came.
The Birth of the Modern Era
William Cotton’s invention of the cotton knitting machine changed the Fashion industry in 1864. The massive distribution of the cotton fabric became the norm, and the percentage of stinky armpits drastically decreased.
Also, injecting ink and powdered dyes was more manageable at this point. The market for handmade and factory-designed shirts opened about a few years after.
The Integration of Art Noveau and Art Deco into the late 1890s to early 1900s was integral in history. Despite the war, people decided to clothe themselves glamorously.
Artists like Alphonse Mucha w/c are still referenced up to this day by modern artists, like John Baizley and Jacob Bannon, as inspiration for their art.
The virality of the TV Era:
CRT Era in the 80s
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and blacK) color scheme computer-generated art. The birth of the usage of “neon colors” (that’s how I will call it” like magenta and Cyan directed the future of fashion.
Since then, different materials have filled modern prints with rubber and other material. Some were iridescent, glowing, and plastic. Colored Magazines, Records, Appliances, Furniture, Vehicles, and the rest were commercially distributed to the masses. The after-war era was a significant time for technology and business and scientific discoveries to skyrocket. Pun intended.
The USSR and USA raced for the new competition, which was space exploration. This discovery led to a cultural phenomenon that catapulted the Golden era into a digital one.