Colored artworks

Painting, La danse des cartes, Xavier de Vilmorin

La danse des cartes

Xavier de Vilmorin

Painting - 92 x 60 x 2.5 cm Painting - 36.2 x 23.6 x 1 inch

$2,149

Painting, Bec jaune, Yrak

Bec jaune

Yrak

Painting - 160 x 110 x 4 cm Painting - 63 x 43.3 x 1.6 inch

$6,335

Painting, Le monde des media, Emmanuelle Vroelant

Le monde des media

Emmanuelle Vroelant

Painting - 72 x 97 x 3 cm Painting - 28.3 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch

$2,262

Painting, Blue horizon, Nicolas Ruelle

Blue horizon

Nicolas Ruelle

Painting - 89 x 146 x 2.5 cm Painting - 35 x 57.5 x 1 inch

$1,584

Print, Color Your Colors (Réhaussé / Hand-embellished), Onemizer

Color Your Colors (Réhaussé / Hand-embellished)

Onemizer

Print - 60 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$1,697

Painting, An Angel Passes By, Thierry Corpet

An Angel Passes By

Thierry Corpet

Painting - 70 x 70 x 3.5 cm Painting - 27.6 x 27.6 x 1.4 inch

$1,697

Painting, Sunset Bliss, Nick Vivian

Sunset Bliss

Nick Vivian

Painting - 76 x 122 x 5 cm Painting - 29.9 x 48 x 2 inch

$3,032

Painting, Minimal Forms 03, Poonam Choudhary

Minimal Forms 03

Poonam Choudhary

Painting - 76.2 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm Painting - 30 x 48 x 1.5 inch

$650

Painting, Connections, Lilly Muth

Connections

Lilly Muth

Painting - 95 x 130 x 2 cm Painting - 37.4 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch

$2,149

Painting, Sans Titre 1, Helder Batista

Sans Titre 1

Helder Batista

Painting - 48 x 38 x 1 cm Painting - 18.9 x 15 x 0.4 inch

$1,414

Painting, La création de l'univers, Âme Sauvage

La création de l'univers

Âme Sauvage

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2.4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.9 inch

$1,244

Painting, I love soap, Alessandra Bisi

I love soap

Alessandra Bisi

Painting - x cm Painting - 0 x 0 inch

$1,810

Painting, Big bang sur papier 13, Joëlle Kem Lika

Big bang sur papier 13

Joëlle Kem Lika

Painting - 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$848

Print, Angels, Menashe Kadishman

Angels

Menashe Kadishman

Print - 53 x 73 x 0.5 cm Print - 20.9 x 28.7 x 0.2 inch

$1,680

Painting, Aux alentours d'Aix en Provence, Alexei Lantsev

Aux alentours d'Aix en Provence

Alexei Lantsev

Painting - 75 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 29.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$3,054

Painting, Landscape 89, Li Dongfeng

Landscape 89

Li Dongfeng

Painting - 70 x 46 x 1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

$905

Painting, Almaz, Eric Robin

Almaz

Eric Robin

Painting - 50 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,697

Painting, Fleurs I, Cécile Girard

Fleurs I

Cécile Girard

Painting - 19 x 19 x 2 cm Painting - 7.5 x 7.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,131

Painting, Of Grey and Colors, Gaëtan de Séguin

Of Grey and Colors

Gaëtan de Séguin

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$2,036

Painting, Bathed in Light, Fintan Whelan

Bathed in Light

Fintan Whelan

Painting - 80 x 65 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 25.6 x 1.6 inch

$2,025

Painting, Luz #1, Laure-Anne Lemaire

Luz #1

Laure-Anne Lemaire

Painting - 80 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,036

Print, H13-4 Studland Bay, Damien Hirst

H13-4 Studland Bay

Damien Hirst

Print - 120 x 90 x 1 cm Print - 47.2 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

$9,615

Painting, Citizens in Colour, Julia Whitehead

Citizens in Colour

Julia Whitehead

Painting - 35 x 45 x 4 cm Painting - 13.8 x 17.7 x 1.6 inch

$1,516

Print, Sans titre, Sonia Delaunay

Sans titre

Sonia Delaunay

Print - 73 x 52 x 0.1 cm Print - 28.7 x 20.5 x 0 inch

$4,525

Painting, Who Are These Angels CXLI, Naoko Paluszak

Who Are These Angels CXLI

Naoko Paluszak

Painting - 61 x 45.7 x 3.8 cm Painting - 24 x 18 x 1.5 inch

$1,250

Painting, La sieste - Nap in a 70's room, Léa Dedieu

La sieste - Nap in a 70's room

Léa Dedieu

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,036

Painting, Eden V, Maude Ovize

Eden V

Maude Ovize

Painting - 100 x 81 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch

$2,715 $2,036

Painting, Light Falling 10, Mercedes Lagunas

Light Falling 10

Mercedes Lagunas

Painting - 100 x 95 x 1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch

$980

Painting, It's Getting Kind of Hectic, Emma Harrison

It's Getting Kind of Hectic

Emma Harrison

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,262

Painting, I Am Love, Nicole Daniah Sidonie

I Am Love

Nicole Daniah Sidonie

Painting - 61 x 61 x 3.8 cm Painting - 24 x 24 x 1.5 inch

$1,768

Painting, Le fouillis organisé, Olivier Ebel

Le fouillis organisé

Olivier Ebel

Painting - 100 x 153 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 60.2 x 0.8 inch

$3,959

Painting, Pink city Abstract-187, Nivas Kanhere

Pink city Abstract-187

Nivas Kanhere

Painting - 121.9 x 100.3 x 2.5 cm Painting - 48 x 39.5 x 1 inch

$1,750

Painting, Let Go Let Live #2, Niki Stearman

Let Go Let Live #2

Niki Stearman

Painting - 101.6 x 76.2 x 3.8 cm Painting - 40 x 30 x 1.5 inch

$1,800

Painting, The Old Ways,, Newel Hunter

The Old Ways,

Newel Hunter

Painting - 61 x 45.7 x 0.3 cm Painting - 24 x 18 x 0.1 inch

$2,050

Painting, Cnidaria,, Nicholas Kriefall

Cnidaria,

Nicholas Kriefall

Painting - 61 x 61 x 3.8 cm Painting - 24 x 24 x 1.5 inch

$1,900

Painting, Ultra radiant dawn, Nestor Toro

Ultra radiant dawn

Nestor Toro

Painting - 61 x 45.7 x 1.8 cm Painting - 24 x 18 x 0.7 inch

$1,680

Painting, Les couleurs des fleurs d'été, Jéko

Les couleurs des fleurs d'été

Jéko

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

$1,357

Painting, Femme au tuyau - série portrait de femme, Karine Azoulay (1kazou)

Femme au tuyau - série portrait de femme

Karine Azoulay (1kazou)

Painting - 90 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,697

Painting, Dévoiler le jardin secret, Linda Clerget

Dévoiler le jardin secret

Linda Clerget

Painting - 73 x 60 x 1 cm Painting - 28.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$1,697

Painting, Signature, Sylvie B.

Signature

Sylvie B.

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,357

Painting, Chrysanthemum Cascade, Kamo Atoyan

Chrysanthemum Cascade

Kamo Atoyan

Painting - 80 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,000

Painting, Woobles, Tic

Woobles

Tic

Painting - 120 x 75 x 1.8 cm Painting - 47.2 x 29.5 x 0.7 inch

$1,301

Painting, Ref. 27, Medra

Ref. 27

Medra

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$962

Painting, Le maître des forces de la nature, Bengt Lindström

Le maître des forces de la nature

Bengt Lindström

Painting - 180 x 194 x 2 cm Painting - 70.9 x 76.4 x 0.8 inch

$73,528

Painting, Take a breath (clipping series - Be conveyed), Kotaro Machiyama

Take a breath (clipping series - Be conveyed)

Kotaro Machiyama

Painting - 65.2 x 53 x 2 cm Painting - 25.7 x 20.9 x 0.8 inch

$1,730

Painting, Garder le bon cap, Jazzu

Garder le bon cap

Jazzu

Painting - 100 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

$2,828

Photography, Big B'Oom, RicO

Big B'Oom

RicO

Photography - 55 x 55 x 1.5 cm Photography - 21.7 x 21.7 x 0.6 inch

$2,036

Painting, City C, Fred Boutet

City C

Fred Boutet

Painting - 120 x 120 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,244

Painting, Bauhaus Revolutions. Full Moon, Slawomir Kuszczak

Bauhaus Revolutions. Full Moon

Slawomir Kuszczak

Painting - 50 x 70 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,923

Painting, Face abstraite, Marcela Zemanova

Face abstraite

Marcela Zemanova

Painting - 81 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$962

Painting, Composition I, Rongge Zhu

Composition I

Rongge Zhu

Painting - 156 x 46 x 1 cm Painting - 61.4 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

$2,036

Painting, Composition No. 456, Sumit Mehndiratta

Composition No. 456

Sumit Mehndiratta

Painting - 86 x 130 x 3 cm Painting - 33.9 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch

$1,810

Painting, Au fil de l’eau, Agnès Tiollier

Au fil de l’eau

Agnès Tiollier

Painting - 100 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$2,715

Painting, Plage de Tahiti, Carantec, Franck Dupire

Plage de Tahiti, Carantec

Franck Dupire

Painting - 73 x 92 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,697

Painting, La Course, Françoise Dugourd-Caput

La Course

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Painting - 60 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$1,448

Painting, A Burst of Gold, Katharina Husslein

A Burst of Gold

Katharina Husslein

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,810

Painting, La poule, Martin

La poule

Martin

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$792

Painting, Soulmates, Marie Julou (Tina McCallan)

Soulmates

Marie Julou (Tina McCallan)

Painting - 50 x 60 x 1.5 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.6 inch

$1,120

Painting, Le soleil joue avec la lune, Sylvie Gedda

Le soleil joue avec la lune

Sylvie Gedda

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,538

Painting, Yellow, Bernard Saint-Maxent

Yellow

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Painting - 50 x 50 x 6 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 2.4 inch

$1,697

Painting, Emerald, James Chiew

Emerald

James Chiew

Painting - 120 x 120 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch

$14,140

Painting, Sans titre, Jean Sellier

Sans titre

Jean Sellier

Painting - 31 x 50 x 1 cm Painting - 12.2 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,109

Painting, Carrés fleuris, Ghislaine Chapuis

Carrés fleuris

Ghislaine Chapuis

Painting - 100 x 100 x 1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$1,471 $1,250

Photography, Maestria, Luz

Maestria

Luz

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.03 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$1,357

Fine Art Drawings, Le regard rose, Jéko

Le regard rose

Jéko

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch

$679

Painting, Saint Michel Terrassant le dragon, Xavier Albert Fiala

Saint Michel Terrassant le dragon

Xavier Albert Fiala

Painting - 49.7 x 38 x 0.5 cm Painting - 19.6 x 15 x 0.2 inch

$1,139

Painting, Abnégation, Alain Somma

Abnégation

Alain Somma

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,131

Painting, Once There Was A Way, Brian Bartlett

Once There Was A Way

Brian Bartlett

Painting - 90 x 90 x 4 cm Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch

$1,582

Painting, Design386a, Ron Halfant

Design386a

Ron Halfant

Painting - 101.6 x 76.2 x 1.3 cm Painting - 40 x 30 x 0.5 inch

$977

Painting, The Texture of Fall, Hayk Miqayelyan

The Texture of Fall

Hayk Miqayelyan

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$600

Painting, Quelqu'un à aimer, Irina Dopont

Quelqu'un à aimer

Irina Dopont

Painting - 166 x 120 x 1 cm Painting - 65.4 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch

$1,584

Painting, The garden VI, Andrei Sitsko

The garden VI

Andrei Sitsko

Painting - 71 x 71 x 2 cm Painting - 28 x 28 x 0.8 inch

$566

Painting, Going Places, Moira Hazel

Going Places

Moira Hazel

Painting - 66 x 66 x 4 cm Painting - 26 x 26 x 1.6 inch

$1,410

Painting, Feel This 1, Susan Wolfe Huppman

Feel This 1

Susan Wolfe Huppman

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch

$3,500

Painting, Nostalgia, H-Nguyen

Nostalgia

H-Nguyen

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,217

Painting, Plane crash landscape 2, Jeff Engberg

Plane crash landscape 2

Jeff Engberg

Painting - 60 x 60 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

$905

Painting, Psychédélique village, Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Psychédélique village

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Painting - 120 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,697

Design, Set of 4 Eggshell Vases, WKND Lab

Set of 4 Eggshell Vases

WKND Lab

Design - 19.3 x 41.1 x 9.9 cm Design - 7.6 x 16.2 x 3.9 inch

$750

Painting, Winter Greys, Nikki Wheeler

Winter Greys

Nikki Wheeler

Painting - 73.7 x 75.9 x 1.5 cm Painting - 29 x 29.9 x 0.6 inch

$1,799

Painting, Flowers I, Anastassia Skopp

Flowers I

Anastassia Skopp

Painting - 70 x 50 x 4 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch

$570

Painting, II (two) Imperfect Imperfections, Makama John

II (two) Imperfect Imperfections

Makama John

Painting - 101.6 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm Painting - 40 x 30 x 1 inch

$2,000

Painting, Shard, Palirina

Shard

Palirina

Painting - 60 x 40 x 1.6 cm Painting - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.6 inch

$585

Painting, Multivariance, Anna Selina

Multivariance

Anna Selina

Painting - 100 x 100 x 0.1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$2,262 $2,036

Painting, Lac salé, Nadine de Lespinats

Lac salé

Nadine de Lespinats

Painting - 54 x 73 x 3 cm Painting - 21.3 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch

$1,199

Painting, Enlightenment,, Mineko Yoshida

Enlightenment,

Mineko Yoshida

Painting - 133.4 x 133.4 x 0.5 cm Painting - 52.5 x 52.5 x 0.2 inch

$1,620

Painting, N°556, Pierre-Luc Poujol

N°556

Pierre-Luc Poujol

Painting - 195 x 130 x 5 cm Painting - 76.8 x 51.2 x 2 inch

$17,986

Photography, Les architectures de l'ombre V.XXXXI, Geraldine Wilcke

Les architectures de l'ombre V.XXXXI

Geraldine Wilcke

Photography - 40 x 30 x 3 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

$1,357

Painting, Untitled, Julien Raynaud

Untitled

Julien Raynaud

Painting - 40 x 120 x 3 cm Painting - 15.7 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

$2,489 $2,240

Painting, Invisible sea, Stanislav Lazarov

Invisible sea

Stanislav Lazarov

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,432

Painting, Chaos, Nathalie Gribinski

Chaos

Nathalie Gribinski

Painting - 91.4 x 91.4 x 2 cm Painting - 36 x 36 x 0.8 inch

$2,750

Fine Art Drawings, Enchanted Glade, Gaëlle Wagner

Enchanted Glade

Gaëlle Wagner

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,376

Painting, Lungo il canale olio su tela, Antonino Puliafico

Lungo il canale olio su tela

Antonino Puliafico

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,244

Painting, The dance of a star, Saverio Filioli Uranio

The dance of a star

Saverio Filioli Uranio

Painting - 100 x 100 x 1.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.6 inch

$1,244

Colored artworks

The work of color is central in any artistic work. It is even one of the first tools of the artist. It is difficult to imagine a work that would exist without the working of color - even if it is the absence of color that the artist chooses to present. 

Through the ages and artistic movements, the use and meaning attributed to color evolves, but the essence of color remains the same. Every artist must master the properties of color in order to control his composition. In the restoration of paintings, color even becomes a science, because it is necessary to know the different molecules to find the colors and mixtures originally used by the artist. 

In the history of art, the importance of color fluctuates according to periods and geographical areas. During the Italian Renaissance, for example, there was a debate (called Paragone) between the authority of color versus drawing: according to the schools, it is the color, and not the line, that creates the emotion and visual power of a work of art. The colors thus take on an immense importance, and assume certain meanings: white symbolizes purity for example, and blue (systematically used to clothe the Virgin Mary) is associated with divinity. These symbols are not thought of randomly: the purple for example, is used since the Byzantine era to signify the highest rank of royalty. Unlike ochre, the purple pigment came from a specific shell, and was extremely difficult - and therefore rare, and expensive - to obtain.

More generally, colors can be divided into three categories: warm, cool, and neutral. As their name implies, these classes of colors give off an atmosphere that the painter can use to influence the emotion of his work. Baroque art, for example, manipulates the contrasts between warm and cold colors to capture the power of bodies. The play of light is exalted by the effects of color. For a long time, the traditional Western school of painting required painters to reproduce the colors of the environment around them. It was the Impressionists, in the 19th century, who explored other ways of seeing - and therefore of transcribing on canvas - their chromatic environment. By avoiding complex mixtures and painting spontaneously, in the open air, the Impressionists reinvented the use of color to reproduce reality.

It was not until abstract and subjective painting that art devoted itself to color as a subject. Mark Rothko, precursor of the Colorfield Painting movement and of abstract expressionism, sees in his paintings a living organism whose color is human and whose format is transcendent. Piet Mondrian, on the other hand, sought in his paintings to approach the very essence of nature through the purity of primary colors, to achieve abstraction. The founder of the Russian avant-garde movement of Suprematism, Kasimir Malevich, will disturb the senses of everyone with his work "White square on white background", in which the color is painted only for itself. Contemporary art, photography, collage, or pop art also use in their respective ways the resources of color, exploring indefinitely all its pluralities. As Picasso said, "When I have no blue, I use red." 

Artsper writes art in color: discover below a great selection of works that honor color and its properties. What better way to brighten up an interior? 

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