Colors are chemistry.
If you are a fan of both coloring and chemistry, grab those colored pencils (a product of chemistry!) and add your own artistic embellishments to items from the Science History Institute’s collections of fine art, alchemical illustrations, and more!
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- Frontispiece of Fairy Land of Chemistry: Explorations in the World of Atoms (1887)
- Pyrotechnic set piece of a dragon from Artis Magnae Artilleriae: Pars Prima (1650)
- A Chymist (1829) by W. B. Cooke
- Advertisement for Eastman Organic Chemicals Department, Eastman Kodak Company, circa 1950
- William Henry Perkin, Pioneer in Synthetic Organic Dyes
- Frontispiece of The Young Botanist (1835)
- The Alchemist (1937) by N. C. Wyeth
- Philosopher Laughing at Magick, after a painting by David Teniers II
- Illustration from My Water Cure (1892)