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Sunday, November 21, 2010

COLOR MY WORLD !






It's interesting that throughout time 'COLOR' has always played a major part in our lives.
Without color, our lives would be absolutely boring. It appeals to our senses in every direction and makes us feel happy , spiritual or sad.
i tend to use allot of different colors in my art work yet its quite interesting that around my home and surroundings i happen to love earth colors such as terracotta,shades of brown,olives etc.but as a person i love to wear color.i am not your typical blue,black or gray kind of person.some of my favorite colors are red, shades of blue green,and lately for some odd reason i love shades of purple.
It is quite obvious that as we age our color sense changes and we tend to like certain colors more than others.
But then of course we also tend to also go with colors that match our skin tones,hair etc inspite of the fact they do not appeal to us emotionally but they look good on us as we try to make ourselves feel good and younger.
Color does play a huge part of our lives no doubt from clothes,to our homes and even to the foods we love to eat.


Here listed below are some colors that have certain meanings. This may explain why you are attracted to some of my paintings more than others.

Red
all things intense and passionate

Yellow
Joy, happiness, optimism, imagination, hope.

Blue
Peace, tranquility, calm, stability.

Orange
Energy, balance, warmth.

Green
Nature, environment, healthy.

Purple
Royalty, spirituality, nobility, enlightenment.

Gray
Security, reliability, intelligence.

Brown
Earth, hearth, home,.

White
Reverence, purity, simplicity,peace.

Black
Power, fear,mystery,evil.


AND IN CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD:

Red

China - symbol of celebration and luck.
India - color of purity.

Eastern cultures - signifies joy when combined with white.

Yellow
Asia - sacred, imperial.
Western cultures - joy, happiness.

Blue
China - associated with immortality.

Hindus - the color of  lord Krishna/ heavens above.
Jews - holiness/the heavens
Middle East - protective color

Green

France - nature
India -nature /grounding
Ireland - nature


Purple
Western cultures - royalty/spiritual growth/highest level of nirvana



White

Eastern cultures - mourning, death,purity,the soul

United States - purity (used in weddings).

Black
Western cultures - mourning, death,sadness

Saffron/orange
Hindu - sacred color. (orangish ,yellow  color)represents the sun,provider of life


PLEASE COMMENT BELOW WHAT COLOR APPEALS TO YOU AND WHY?

2 comments:

  1. I love your passion and understanding about color Sanjay ! No doubt , it translates extremely well in all of your ART.
    My favorite colors tend to be in shades of BLUE , OLIVE and EARTH tones.
    Perhaps these colors keep me grounded.

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  2. A couple of my fav's are purples and blues. I'm really always searching for the descriptives found in those colors. Sanjay, I have TWO of your paintings now and am thoroughly enjoying your talent. Thank you for allowing me to bring it into my home!

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