Thursday, March 2, 2017


Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.
~Bill Blass

In the past, I've spotlighted blue, yellow, brown, green, and orange. Is that all? I'm pretty sure I haven't featured red yet. For an interesting look at cultural feelings about the color red, visit Color Matters.

Dario Argento Decorative Gate, Brooklyn Museum
photo by Chris Montgomery

The young Queen Elizabeth I (here in about 1563) liked to wear bright reds, before she adopted the more sober image of the "Virgin Queen."
By Steven van der Meulen

Standing Dog, Mexico, 200 B.C. - A.D. 500

Brush with Carp and Dragon, Middle Ming dynasty, about 1450-1550

Made in China
by Sui Jianguo
photo by Thomas Hawk

Brighton University Peace Cranes
A group from Brighton University, England raised funds in support of the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
photo by Dominic Alves

Siamese Fireback
photo by cuatrok77

Red Menace
photo by William Beem

Cardinals in winter art lesson


HWY said...

Fascinating theme this week, Tabatha.

Especially loved the Brush with Carp and Dragon. I'm guessing the cap comes off to reveal the brush?

And I'll tell you that the emotion I would feel would *not* be sadness if faced with an angry Siamese Fireback!

The Color Matters web site has some very interesting facts. I've made it a favorite. :-)

Ben said...

Love the post on red!