Those of you who know me personally already know I love art – rarely a month goes by that I’m not shuffling my way around some art gallery or another. So the new exhibition at the National Gallery that opened today (and runs until September), is my two perfect worlds colliding: beauty meets art in the most exciting way.
Terry de Gunzburg, known for her creative use of colour in her makeup line, has long been a patron of the arts and has been connected to the National Gallery for many years, so it comes as no surprise that she is one of the supporters of this new exhibition that explores the unique relationship between raw materials used to make colours and the way they are used in the arts.
Each room is dedicated to a different colour and the raw materials used to create that particular colour through the ages – from the stunning blue of Lapis Lazulli to crushed insects, from sparkling minerals to gold and silver leaf, the journey through the colour wheel is all here. From the the early years of the Renaissance through to the Impressionists, this is such a different way to conceive an exhibition – not confined to a particular artist or period of art, this spans the years, using colour as its unifying theme.
To celebrate the exhibition, the National Gallery asked Terry to design an eyeshadow palette that reflects the exuberance and excitement of colour. Intense pigments in solid form abound; bright golden yellow, deep purple, azure blue and a peachy coral are just some of the shades that you’ll find in this Limited Edition 7-colour palette that is exclusive to the National Gallery.
Grab it while you can; this collector’s piece is sure to sell out fast.
By Terry Terrybly “I Never Give Up” Palette, £150 here