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Blue Rider Impressionist artists 1911-1914

Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Rider Impressionist artists 1911-1914. Almanac cover

Wassily Kandinsky. Blue Rider Impressionist artists 1911-1914. Almanac cover

Blue Rider Impressionist artists
Artistic Association “Blue Rider” – one of the most stellar and rapid, bold and short-lived in the XX century. It existed only 3 years (1911 – 1914). Initially with enthusiastic whisper, and later in a loud voice, talked about the synthesis of all the arts and non-objective paintings. Here talked about the value of the painting of crazy and children, about colors and shapes, self-sufficiency and spiritual content of painting. Meanwhile, it united the unique versatile artists working equally brilliantly with brush and pen. Besides, the best representatives of the “new art” wrote revolutionary almanac “Blue Rider”, and without requiring fees and promotions.
Recalling the three years before the First World War, Kandinsky said: “The Blue Rider” is the two of us, Franz Marc and me.”
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Yellow color for Vincent Van Gogh

Cafe Terrace at Night, 1888. Yellow color for Vincent Van Gogh

Cafe Terrace at Night, 1888. Yellow color for Vincent Van Gogh

Yellow color for Vincent Van Gogh

In fact, Yellow was a favorite color of Vincent Van Gogh. Indeed, Yellow color lives in most of his paintings – sunflowers, wheat ears, landscapes at harvest time, and in the light of the sun. Since the stay in Arles, the yellow color is becoming increasingly important in the paintings of the artist. On the one hand, he was assigned to it by the nature of southern France. But on the other hand, he was an eccentric artist. In Arles, Van Gogh rented a small house that he wanted, and in reality painted in yellow.
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Emmanuelle Moureaux Color Installations

She walks in colors. Forest of numbers. Emmanuelle Moureaux Color Installations

She walks in colors. Forest of numbers. Emmanuelle Moureaux Color Installations

Emmanuelle Moureaux Color Installations
Have you ever heard of the farmer who painted his cows green so that his cows might give him more milk? It is difficult to say whether he got more milk from his cows, but in a fact, color affects people in several ways. Back in the 1950s, the Swiss psychotherapist Max Lyuscher, the author of the famous color test, proved the influence of color on certain functions of the human body. Thus, a red color raises blood pressure, and the same blue color, on the contrary, soothes. Undoubtedly, wise approach to color in architecture and design have many possibilities. And realizing the importance of using color in everyday life, many creative people, including artists, architects and designers work in this direction.
Among the brightest and most talented designers, in particular, is the Frenchwoman Emmanuelle Moureaux, who creates unusually beautiful ideas of color application in interior and architecture. In her creative collection are several art installations, and the most notable – “Forest of Numbers”, “Christmas Forest in 100 colors”, “Color Of Time”, and “1000 colors recipe”.
Born in 1971, France, Emmanuelle Moureaux is living in Tokyo since 1996.
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Wassily Kandinsky color theory

Comet, 1900 Painting. Wassily Kandinsky color theory

Comet, 1900 Painting. Wassily Kandinsky color theory

Wassily Kandinsky color theory
Experiments with color attracted the famous Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky since childhood. In his landscapes reality replaces the game of lines and color accents. In his book “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” (published in 1910), the artist describes his perception, attitude and feelings about color, one by one – from green, white, black to red, brown, crimson, orange and purple. “When perceiving a color image (pictures, articles) – one feels the direct physical impact. There is a feeling of joy, satisfaction or a sense of irritation, rejection. But there is also another effect of color – mental.
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Red painting by Mikhail Kaban-Petrov

Red painting by Mikhail Kaban-Petrov. Red Shirt

A Shirt. Oil on canvas, 2013. Red painting by Mikhail Kaban-Petrov

Red painting by Mikhail Kaban-Petrov acts as a symbolic message to the world, alarming and anxious. Russian artist Mikhail Kaban-Petrov was born in 1969, in a small Siberian town of Reshety of Novosibirsk region. Mikhail graduated from Art school in Novoaltaisk, and then – Moscow Academy of Fine Arts. He is a Member of the Professional Artists Union of Russia. Mikhail Kaban-Petrov is a participant of numerous domestic and international exhibitions. His works are in the collections around the world. According to the artist, he feels complete happiness in the fullest sense, only when he is in his studio. “I am more concerned about “I – tomorrow”, than “I am today”, or I am yesterday” – states the artist.
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Green color inspiration

Green color inspiration

Morning dew. Green color inspiration

Green – a symbiosis of two colors – blue and yellow, so the psychology of the value of this color will be the same in two. On the one hand – boundless energy, and on the other – an overwhelming calm. For each man unconsciously green primarily means growth, development and harmony in nature. The same as green grass, which pleases all, after a long, cold and a rather colorless winter.
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Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Portrait. Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Portrait. Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Osaka based artist Ako Tsubaki paints one-of-a-kind pictures using granulated colored sand. Ako Tsubaki is a sand painter with a lively and vivid imagination, which is quite obvious. The process behind the creation of these paintings is quite simple: “I spread glue on the canvas and sprinkle it with sand as it was intended. Sometimes mark out the contours of the future picture, and sometimes what I get – full Impromptu,” says the artist.
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