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The colour that means both life and death

Green has symbolised both decay and regeneration, offering a bridge between this world and the next, writes Kelly Grovier.

Source: BBC – Culture – The colour that means both life and death

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BBC – Culture – Tyrian Purple: The disgusting origins of the colour purple

Created from the desiccated glands of sea snails, the colour purple has nevertheless come to define royalty. Kelly Grovier looks at how the hue shook off its unexpected source.

Source: BBC – Culture – Tyrian Purple: The disgusting origins of the colour purple