Category Archives: Colour

Two hundred and ten Shades of Green

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An Artist, a Colour #4: Veronese Green

It may seem strange to you, but the Veronese Green, the Verona Green and the Viridian are not the same colour. To the late-Renaissance painter called Paolo il Veronese, to be born in that city, is related one of the colours … Continue reading

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The Colours Whisperer

The Art Prints don’t reproduce faithful the magic of Paul Cézanne, the master of Aix-en-Provence. Even on coated paper, the colours of his paintings tend to look less bright than they are in reality. Ironically, just to him who made … Continue reading

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An Artist, a Colour #3: Van Dyck’s Brown

References: Ball Philip, Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour,University of Chicago Press, 2001 http://www.Wikipedia.com The Flemish Anton van Dyck was official painter to the court of King Charles I of England and Scotland. His name has been linked to a brown … Continue reading

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An Artist, a Colour #2: Klein Blue

(References: Yves Klein Archives.org , en.wikipedia.org) A very popular italian song, “Nel Blu, dipinto di Blu” ( best known for its refrain “Volare”), sings about a dream, in which the player imagines to paint himself of blue paint, then get to … Continue reading

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An Artist, a Colour #1: Payne’s Gray

(References: The Armitt website, Wikipedia ) I’ve always thought that, for a painter, to link his name with a colour, it’s a wonderful way to be remembered. The name of William Payne, painter, is linked to a beautiful bluish Grey. He … Continue reading

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Icarus

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By night, do you never dream to fly?In its essay “L’ Air et les Songes”, Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) says that the dream to fly is not a simple expression of ours libido, but of a liberation process and inner transformation, … Continue reading

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