Colored artworks

Painting, Bathed in Light, Fintan Whelan

Bathed in Light

Fintan Whelan

Painting - 80 x 65 x 4 cm

$2,023

Painting, Processus de formation. (1), Emmanuelle Vroelant

Processus de formation. (1)

Emmanuelle Vroelant

Painting - 61 x 81 x 3 cm

$2,035

Painting, Carrés fleuris, Ghislaine Chapuis

Carrés fleuris

Ghislaine Chapuis

Painting - 100 x 100 x 1 cm

$1,470

Painting, Amazonia, Benoît Guérin

Amazonia

Benoît Guérin

Painting - 61 x 46 x 2 cm

$622

Painting, Tant qu'il aura des fleurs, David Jamin

Tant qu'il aura des fleurs

David Jamin

Painting - 41 x 33 x 2 cm

$961

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

$1,730

Painting, Composition No. 456, Sumit Mehndiratta

Composition No. 456

Sumit Mehndiratta

Painting - 86 x 130 x 3 cm

$1,809

Painting, Là-bas, Yannick Bernard

Là-bas

Yannick Bernard

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$1,797

Painting, Flames Within, Nemanja Nikolic

Flames Within

Nemanja Nikolic

Painting - 101.6 x 76.2 x 2 cm

$1,357

Painting, On a summer day, Sophie Mangelsen

On a summer day

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 120 x 140 x 2 cm

$1,470 $1,323

Painting, When i look in your eyes (Triptyque), Thierry Corpet

When i look in your eyes (Triptyque)

Thierry Corpet

Painting - 40 x 120 x 3.5 cm

$2,035

Painting, L´enfance, Mara Toledo

L´enfance

Mara Toledo

Painting - 20 x 20 x 2 cm

$384

Painting, Me, I, Myself, Nikolaos Schizas

Me, I, Myself

Nikolaos Schizas

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm

$3,391

Painting, Woobles, Tic

Woobles

Tic

Painting - 120 x 75 x 1.8 cm

$1,300

Painting, Liberty, Sophie Dumont

Liberty

Sophie Dumont

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm

$1,119

Painting, La création du vitrail, Bernard Saint-Maxent

La création du vitrail

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Painting - 68 x 48 x 3 cm

Sold

Painting, Amazing cities, Rico Sab

Amazing cities

Rico Sab

Painting - 150 x 150 x 2.5 cm

$1,922

Print, Angels, Menashe Kadishman

Angels

Menashe Kadishman

Print - 53 x 73 x 0.5 cm

$1,680 $1,260

Painting, Coup de coeur, Genny B

Coup de coeur

Genny B

Painting - 60 x 60 x 1 cm

$339

Painting, Sana n°2305, Saname

Sana n°2305

Saname

Painting - 107 x 145 x 0.2 cm

$1,130

Painting, Pink storm, Le Hai Linh

Pink storm

Le Hai Linh

Painting - 110 x 79.8 x 3 cm

$1,850

Painting, Quatre Saisons (Eté), Sylvain Lang

Quatre Saisons (Eté)

Sylvain Lang

Painting - 73 x 60 x 2 cm

$1,696

Painting, Traditional Communications, JonOne

Traditional Communications

JonOne

Painting - 98 x 93 x 3 cm

$20,235

Painting, Passaggi in laguna olio su tela, Antonino Puliafico

Passaggi in laguna olio su tela

Antonino Puliafico

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm

$1,243

Fine Art Drawings, Enchanted Glade, Gaëlle Wagner

Enchanted Glade

Gaëlle Wagner

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 80 x 2 cm

$2,374

Photography, Bleed # 202351, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202351

Paul Snell

Photography - 90 x 60 x 8 cm

$5,023

Painting, La Piscine, Marcel Jungvirt

La Piscine

Marcel Jungvirt

Painting - 65 x 90 x 1 cm

$1,017

Painting, Lemon yelow and violet, Luis Miguel Aparisi

Lemon yelow and violet

Luis Miguel Aparisi

Painting - 81.3 x 100.1 x 3 cm

$2,020

Painting, Boîte de Petri #16, David Jehan (B.boss)

Boîte de Petri #16

David Jehan (B.boss)

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm

$735

Painting, 2003/PP113, Claude Viallat

2003/PP113

Claude Viallat

Painting - 100 x 70 x 1 cm

$10,174

Painting, Sans titre, Jacques Dominioni

Sans titre

Jacques Dominioni

Painting - 80 x 100 x 5 cm

$2,148

Painting, Habanera, Ludmila Budanov

Habanera

Ludmila Budanov

Painting - 99.1 x 78.7 x 5.1 cm

$1,200

Painting, Pinkie with Green Marks, Liz Zorn

Pinkie with Green Marks

Liz Zorn

Painting - 86.4 x 78.7 x 2.5 cm

$1,575

Painting, Wisteria, Lisa Daniels

Wisteria

Lisa Daniels

Painting - 167.6 x 91.4 x 0.8 cm

$1,580

Painting, The feeling of autumn, Le anh Tuan

The feeling of autumn

Le anh Tuan

Painting - 59.9 x 79.8 x 3 cm

$1,300

Painting, Unlimited Time, Gor Avetisyan

Unlimited Time

Gor Avetisyan

Painting - 110 x 140 x 2 cm

$6,557

Painting, Geometry with curves, Marek Uhlir

Geometry with curves

Marek Uhlir

Painting - 59.9 x 59.9 x 2.5 cm

$960

Painting, Abstract Art Twenty-Three, Lynne Taetzsch

Abstract Art Twenty-Three

Lynne Taetzsch

Painting - 76.2 x 101.6 x 3.8 cm

$1,995

Painting, Portal of Aligned Manifestation, Liz McDonough

Portal of Aligned Manifestation

Liz McDonough

Painting - 50 x 150.1 x 4.1 cm

$1,637

Painting, Les arbres 02.12.23, Laurent Bouro

Les arbres 02.12.23

Laurent Bouro

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm

$3,843

Painting, Promise Of Spring, Louise Baker

Promise Of Spring

Louise Baker

Painting - 76.2 x 61 x 3.8 cm

$1,107

Painting, Insync, Loretta Kaltenhauser

Insync

Loretta Kaltenhauser

Painting - 91.4 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm

$1,360

Painting, Nada #8, Linda Bankerd

Nada #8

Linda Bankerd

Painting - 91.4 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm

$1,600

Painting, Xxl large scale painting space dreamy fantasy fascinating masterpiece, Ovidiu Kloska

Xxl large scale painting space dreamy fantasy fascinating masterpiece

Ovidiu Kloska

Painting - 150 x 120 x 3 cm

$2,261

Painting, Mystic Dawn, Laverne Chisan

Mystic Dawn

Laverne Chisan

Painting - 76.2 x 101.6 x 5.1 cm

$1,800

Painting, Building a Home, Lilly Muth

Building a Home

Lilly Muth

Painting - 80 x 100 x 2 cm

$1,809

Painting, MB 52, Méryl B

MB 52

Méryl B

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm

$904

Painting, Summer dream, Dr. Love

Summer dream

Dr. Love

Painting - 40 x 30 x 0.2 cm

$167

Painting, Utopia A, Aude Herlédan

Utopia A

Aude Herlédan

Painting - 50 x 50 x 2 cm

$5,652

Painting, Vibrant disarray, Hayk Miqayelyan

Vibrant disarray

Hayk Miqayelyan

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm

$1,050

Painting, Equinoxe du Printemps, Sange

Equinoxe du Printemps

Sange

Painting - 50 x 73 x 2 cm

$995

Painting, Soleil Végétal, Nebay

Soleil Végétal

Nebay

Painting - 65 x 54 x 4 cm

$2,148

Painting, Out of the tube, Patrick Chevailler

Out of the tube

Patrick Chevailler

Painting - 61 x 91 x 2 cm

$927

Painting, Big fish, Victoria Horkan

Big fish

Victoria Horkan

Painting - 90 x 90 x 4 cm

$4,098

Print, La Camara da Letto, Valerio Adami

La Camara da Letto

Valerio Adami

Print - 52.5 x 74 x 0.1 cm

$735

Painting, We All Love a Sunset, Nick Vivian

We All Love a Sunset

Nick Vivian

Painting - 76 x 122 x 5 cm

$3,040

Painting, Mediterrannée 03, Inès V. Fortuny

Mediterrannée 03

Inès V. Fortuny

Painting - 60 x 90 x 3.5 cm

$899

Painting, Medley, Freddy

Medley

Freddy

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2 cm

$1,006

Painting, Mademoiselle 55, Kaige Yang

Mademoiselle 55

Kaige Yang

Painting - 50 x 30 x 1 cm

$2,035

Painting, Shivaya, Greg Bryce

Shivaya

Greg Bryce

Painting - 100 x 120 x 3 cm

$1,990

Painting, 20240060, Arvid Boecker

20240060

Arvid Boecker

Painting - 24.8 x 17.9 cm

$727

Painting, Textil urbano. De la serie Geschichte, Verónica Sanes

Textil urbano. De la serie Geschichte

Verónica Sanes

Painting - 65 x 105 cm

$904

Painting, Love, Virginia Benedicto

Love

Virginia Benedicto

Painting - 120 x 30 x 2 cm

$1,187

Painting, The garden IV, Andrei Sitsko

The garden IV

Andrei Sitsko

Painting - 100 x 90 x 2 cm

$965

Painting, Sheep, Menashe Kadishman

Sheep

Menashe Kadishman

Painting - 80 x 60 x 3 cm

$3,700

Painting, Chaos, Linda Yurgensen

Chaos

Linda Yurgensen

Painting - 61 x 76.2 x 2 cm

$850

Painting, Paysage abstrait III, Cécile Girard

Paysage abstrait III

Cécile Girard

Painting - 43 x 45 x 1 cm

$1,357

Painting, The Closer I Get, Lisa H Ridabock

The Closer I Get

Lisa H Ridabock

Painting - 30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm

$850

Painting, Nanas, Pepita

Nanas

Pepita

Painting - 130 x 97 x 2 cm

$3,504

Painting, I gotta feeling, Isabelle Rivest

I gotta feeling

Isabelle Rivest

Painting - 76.2 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm

$1,000

Painting, Lavender, marco saporiti

Lavender

marco saporiti

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2 cm

$283

Painting, Must be May, Manuela Karin Knaut

Must be May

Manuela Karin Knaut

Painting - 165 x 165 x 4 cm

$7,913

Painting, The master and the student, Noah Borger

The master and the student

Noah Borger

Painting - 57 x 57 x 2 cm

Sold

Painting, Untitled, Lila Maroun Frem

Untitled

Lila Maroun Frem

Painting - 27.5 x 21 x 0.1 cm

$283

Painting, Between the stars and the dawn, Noah Borger

Between the stars and the dawn

Noah Borger

Painting - 57 x 57 x 2 cm

$339

Painting, Untitled, Mah Chen

Untitled

Mah Chen

Painting - 117 x 80 x 3 cm

$4,296

Painting, Pink lotus garden, Saverio Filioli Uranio

Pink lotus garden

Saverio Filioli Uranio

Painting - 100 x 100 x 1.5 cm

$1,017

Painting, Fly away, Laura Dujoncquoy

Fly away

Laura Dujoncquoy

Painting - 29.7 x 21 cm

$181

Painting, In the Mountains 14, Lucie Jirku

In the Mountains 14

Lucie Jirku

Painting - 38.1 x 43.2 x 2 cm

$940

Painting, Balanced by Light, Katharina Husslein

Balanced by Light

Katharina Husslein

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm

$1,809

Painting, Panthera pardus, Maxime Andriot

Panthera pardus

Maxime Andriot

Painting - 94 x 61.5 x 2 cm

$1,243

Painting, Mouvements sacrés n°8, Gauthier Bruel

Mouvements sacrés n°8

Gauthier Bruel

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.5 cm

$848

Painting, Le Portefolio, Sophie Duplain

Le Portefolio

Sophie Duplain

Painting - 100 x 100 x 5 cm

$2,035

Print, Nature morte, Fernand Léger

Nature morte

Fernand Léger

Print - 32 x 42 cm

$2,148

Painting, Unity In Color 7-1, Kyle Andrew Szpyrka

Unity In Color 7-1

Kyle Andrew Szpyrka

Painting - 20 x 20 cm

$791

Photography, Ranunculous 232a, Marc Kittner

Ranunculous 232a

Marc Kittner

Photography - 144.8 x 114.3 x 0.5 cm

$2,700

Print, Acupuncture Flowers, Takashi Murakami

Acupuncture Flowers

Takashi Murakami

Print - 68 x 68 x 0.3 cm

$3,843

Painting, Abstract n°310-3, Harry James Moody

Abstract n°310-3

Harry James Moody

Painting - 61 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm

$1,357

Print, Ahouéfa, Shake

Ahouéfa

Shake

Print - 80 x 60 x 0.1 cm

$735

Painting, Life is beautiful, Adel Barnat

Life is beautiful

Adel Barnat

Painting - 65 x 55 x 2 cm

$633

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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