30 June 2021

mauveine – original abstract art

Although I used a single source painting on this one, some of the stripes were cut at right angles to each other. As well as coming from a different part of the painting the textures and brush strokes are at different angles making each set of stripes quite distinctive.

Mauveine — named after one of the first synthetic dyes which was discovered serendipitously by William Henry Perkin in 1856 whilst he was attempting to make quinine for the treatment of malaria. Also known as aniline purple and Perkin’s mauve, it was one of the first chemical dyes to have been mass-produced. So there you go.

12 x 12in, acrylic on paper on board.