Tag Archives: Color

Gee’s Bend quilts

While thinking about Kim Eichler-Messmer’s color wheel quilt currently on display in the Dramatic Chromatic, I figured to look at some other quilts out there. I’ve heard of Gee’s Bend quilts before but I really had no idea just how amazing … Continue reading

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Rebecca Baumann, automated color fields

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Black, golden, ashen, blue. Color in poetry, continued.

Death Fugue by Paul Celan translated by Jerome Rothenberg Black milk of morning we drink you at dusktime we drink you at noontime and dawntime we drink you at night we drink and drink we scoop out a grave in … Continue reading

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Sylvia Plath, Poppies In July.

Little poppies, little hell flames, Do you do no harm? You flicker. I cannot touch you. I put my hands among the flames. Nothing burns And it exhausts me to watch you Flickering like that, wrinkly and clear red, like … Continue reading

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The Color of Pomegranets

“From the colors and aromas of this world, My childhood made a poet’s lyre and offered it to me.” Sergei Paradjanov’s highly symbolic film The Color of Pomegranets (1968) is a visual journey of the life of an Armenian poet Sayat-Nova. The movie was inspired … Continue reading

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Chroma Crush: Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt has always stood out in my mind as having a command over peculiar color. Truitt’s totemic wood sculptures hover on their bases and emit color from the inside out. This is achieved through a laborious process of mixing pigments, … Continue reading

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Radiolab podcast on COLOR

Just last week Radiolab released a show all about COLOR! Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/elements/5089496013/ The show focuses on the science behind color, why and how we see the colors that we do. One of my favorite parts of the podcast was the … Continue reading

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William Eggleston and The Rise of Color Photography by Bryan Hiotttt.

Bryan Hiott discusses the work of William Eggleston (widely considered to be the father of the contemporary snapshot aesthetic a la Juergen Teller and Wolfgang Tillmans). You can download it as a pdf from Hyperion – an online publication devoted … Continue reading

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Parent vs Primary and Directional Color Systems

  Illustrations from Patricia Sloane’s Color: Basic Principles and New Directions (1969 )

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