A short history of colour. Here is the crowning achievement of the colour of the individual consciousness. Best it could do.
Vincent Van Gogh, Tournesols, 1888
And here it is today, after weathering world wars, the Cold War, and post-modernist art practice:
Sewage Treatment Plant Outflow Spigot, Vernon, British Columbia
And even moreso, here:
Graveyard Walking Path, Victoria, British Columbia
Well, here’s what books looked like in 1888: