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Jan 27, 2013

Why Red? (VALENTINES) no.2


Today I am serious!
As my interest and knowledge is Modern Art, I would like to share with you the enormous change of attitude towards colors in general,  and towards red in particular, since the  modern era, around the 19th century,(as Valentine’s Day is approaching).
Jacuques Louis David, Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass, 1801. 
This Neo-Classic painting representsthe classical attitude towards colorsince ancient time:Paint used to be a narrative vehiclein the work of art.Red, being an “extrovert” color,was used to highlight figures of prominent status,such as religious figures, political,military and social figures of high-status.In this painting, Napoleon has a red cloak,functioning as a  halo.
Red  has dual  symbolism: Holiness, courage,energy,  self-sacrifice,daring, passionate love,life, blooming.
Ahmed Taher: Red color theme
 But also –
death, war,  blood, struggle, danger, fire, aggression.                 
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Two major processes paved the way for the amazing change 0f attitude towards color: Art was liberated from the “tyranny”of narrative.(Napoleon’simagewasordered from the painter David.)
Artists no longer depended on patronage,  and were not committed  to express  a specific  agenda. They could freely express their own ideas  and feelings, like exploring paint for instance ... 

Colors as physical phenomena and later as perceptual phenomena        
(i.e. how we see colors, and the mutual effects of their combinations),
nd as a psychologicalphenomena (i.e. the mental effects of colors) .

     Mark Rothko, Orange Red Orange,circa 1962.

Mark Rothko, Mauve and Orange, 1961.


                    M.Rothko, Untilled (Red, Orange),1968.                                                                              

Rothko,the American Abstract-Expressionist,represents here the artists who saw in color itself the  subject of the painting.When we meditate before his “floating”colored rectangulars, we ask  ourselves not what it is all about,but how it is  affecting us, and what mood it expresses. 

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But now – back to ground– back to Valentine's Day:

Red color is functioning in Valentive’s Day,in its historical symbolism: passionate love, desire, energy.
Maybe we are also so attracted to red because of this dual meaning.The negative aspects intensifies our sense of  vitality…

Do you find  Modern Art interesting?
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Thank you,


Jan 20, 2013

                WHY RED?




The colors of red and pink are related to

Valentine’s Day,  the lovers’ day.

Speaking about red, my intuitive  guess was

 that red is the  most popular color

among people all over the world.

As a mother and a grandma,

I know that red is the first color babies identify,

and it is mostly  attractive to them.

But  amongst  adults? -

 Well, I was wrong!

A poll, taken in 2003,

 by Joe Hallock

showed that only

 7% (men) and 9% (women)

preferred red,

while 57% men and 35% women

preferred –surprise: Blue...

Did it surprise you?

In fact, I  did notice that most of my clothes

are in all kinds of blue variations...

What is your favorite color?

What color is dominant in your closet?

               Please share in the comments

                               here below





Jan 11, 2013

Winter Celebration in Israel

This winter we celebrate:

After 7 successive years of drought,we have a “rainy” winter.I mean “pouring” winter! 

Half the state is paralyzed,soaked, 
and flooded but –still – we celebrate.

Our national mood is rising
with the rising water level
of  lake Kineret (the sea of Galilee)
which  is our main water source.
Lake Kineret from space:

(It was probably taken in summer,
as only few green spots are
seen on the ground)
It inspired me to create these earrings,
which are now on SALE in my shop.

Lake Kineret this winter,
at its highest water-level since 2003.
And this is a good reason
to share with you the joy of a good winter:
Where do you live?
What is special in YOUR winter?

Please share in the comments here below


Jan 3, 2013

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