The power of colour
Posted on April 9, 2011 by Andy Renmei
The last post inspired me to continue with the theme “colour”. Here you can be delighted with some masterpieces whose colours are used in a brilliant way.
La Risata, by Umberto Boccioni
Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers, by Marc Chagall
The Liver is the Cock’s Comb, by Arshile Gorky
Weeping Woman, by Pablo Picasso
Zebra, by Andy Warhol
Seated Riffian, by Henri Matisse
There is a precise definition for the areas of each colour. The darker tones of green brings the character to the foreground. The strong red on the floor contrasts with the green and with the blue, and it’s essencial for the composition to work.