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The story of magenta

I love magenta. Named after a battle between the French and Austrians in Lombardy, this colour that is 50:50 purple and red took the art world by storm with its purplish charisma when it was discovered in the late 1800s. Magenta – an aniline dye made and patented in 1859 – was originally named ‘fuchsine’ […]