Today I wanted to share a post I wrote for my visionary art tumblr, which has almost 60,000 followers!
A couple years ago I was at the Rubin Museum in New York City which hosts art made in the Himalayan mountains. I was shocked at how bright the colors were on paintings that were many hundreds of years old. I asked the docent why they were so bright, and she said it’s because the binding they used for the pigments was boiled yak skin. After 2,000 years all the paintings that used that binder go through a breaking down process and all the colors turn either red or black.
Morals of the story: animals are awesome and we should care for and respect them. We don’t have to use plastic to make art. And yaks are beautiful.
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