We're proud to announce a new creative partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts. A series of films will explore our shared history and artistic heritage, which together represent some of the most defining moments in the story of British art history and innovation over the last 200 years.
In September 2017, we held an exclusive event called The Art and Science of Colour at the Royal Academy of Arts. Featuring a fascinating trio of art experts, this event shed light on the wonderfully complex world of colour - from its scientific origins and historical influences to its modern day stigmas and artistic applications.
Watch the films below to see the event come to life.
one-on-one with the experts
We sat down with artists David Batchelor and Ian McKeever, geologist Ruth Siddall and art historian Ben Street to find out how colour impacts their lives and practices. From the curious origins of a pigment called 'mummy' to the transcendental effects of colour, to the joint role Winsor & Newton and the Royal Academy of Arts played in art history, each interviewee offers a unique and deeply personal vision of what colour means to them.
a kaleidoscope of perspectives
We were honoured to have such an accomplished panel speak at The Art and Science of Colour event. David Batchelor, artist and writer, covered society's paradoxical fear and admiration of colour. Ruth Siddall, geologist, opened our eyes to the marvelous world of organic colour pigments and polarised light microscopy. And artist Ian McKeever waxed lyrical about the wonders of white as an evolving body.
making an indelible impression
The Art and Science of Colour was the second event in the creative partnership between Winsor & Newton and the Royal Academy of Arts. Set inside the opulent Reynolds Room at the Royal Academy of Arts, our trio of colour experts - two artists and a geologist - had the opportunity to discuss colour in all of its breathtaking forms.
exploring water colour
Join Christopher Le Brun in his London studio as he shares his appreciation for the art of water colour. In this short film he looks back to the great water colour masters of the past to explore some of the myths of the medium, and reveal its rich potential for artists. Find out how he works with colour as part of his own artistic practice and what he looks for when choosing the best possible water colour paints for his artworks.
history & heritage
Christopher Le Brun turns to a fellow Royal Academician, and one of the greatest British painting masters of all time, JMW Turner, to understand more about the shared history between Winsor & Newton and the Royal Academy, looking back to the foundations of the company in 1832. Find out more about the close relationship between this pioneering artist and the historical development of materials by Winsor & Newton's founders.