The Valley of Colours, a book for the whole family, is a new project by the Erarta Museum. It was written by Erarta’s founder Marina Varvarina
The Valley of Colours is an entertaining tale of fantastic adventures of colours which eventually led to the creation of a rich palette from the three primary colours. The book contains extensive facts about the life and customs of people of different countries that are entwined with elements of psychological aspects of colour perception. Many of us do not realize what artists are well aware of: that each colour has its own unique character and charm and interacts in a special way with other colours.
The book is an attempt of a serious conversation with the younger generation on the need to learn to see the beauty and splendour of the surrounding world in order to grow to love it in all its diversity.
The illustrations for the book were created by the famous Russian artist Nikolai Kopeikin, known for his remarkable versatility and a great sense of humour. The characters of the book that came to life by his hands are full of brightness and charm.