Splash of colour to be created at museum

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A colourful new exhibition is being launched at Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum.

‘Colour Coded’ launches at the venue later this month and covers the history of how humanity has ‘harnessed natural colour for our own purposes’.

A Museums Sheffield spokesman said: “Our 21st Century lives are filled with colours of an almost infinite variety. Yet creating such a rich palette hasn’t always been so easy.

“What we now take for granted is the legacy of an enduring human obsession.

“This new exhibition, drawing on the city’s collections, celebrates the history, science and significance of colour throughout the ages.”

The spokesman added: “From the first synthetic dye that set the Victorian fashion world ablaze to the colourful art of Patrick Caulfield, Colour Coded will celebrate the emotional power which colour continues to hold over us.”

The exhibition runs from June 22 until January 26, 2014.

Meanwhile, visitors to Museums Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery have just a few weeks remaining to see the Force of Nature exhibition about landscape art.

Drawing on the thoughts and opinions of John Ruskin, the display includes material from Sheffield’s art collections and also includes paintings by Turner and Pre-Raphaelites, alongside contemporary artists.

The exhibition runs until June 23.