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Colour Spectrum

Within the visual arts, colour is often the element that has the strongest effect on our emotions; one colour can change the whole mood and atmosphere of an artwork. Colours can determine so much in a work, from light to tone, to pattern, form, contrast and the overall harmony. The colours available and the pigments used have evolved throughout art history, from the prehistoric red ochres to Yves Klein’s deep blues. The inventions of new pigments have often accompanied new art movements, like Impressionism.


As the multiple colourful idioms used in English to describe our mood show, we often use colours to express our feelings. We are “red” with rage, “green” with envy, we’ve got the “blues” when we are feeling sad, and we are tickled “pink” when we are happy. Picasso’s melancholic “Blue Period” proves how colours are used in the art to transcribe a specific mood or emotion. While colours remain subjective and each may experience sensations differently, it has been scientifically proven that certain colours trigger specific emotions in our brain.


If you are looking for a splash of colour to brighten any gloomy days, our “Colour Explosion” selection is made for you. Takashi Murakami’s rainbow-like flowers and smiling faces won’t fail to spark joy and happiness. If you’d prefer something more minimalist, you’ll also find monochromatic paintings. Emblematic of contemporary art to a certain extent and especially popular in the 1950s and 60s, emerging contemporary artists are still exploring the possibilities of monochrome work like Casper Kang’s blue series.


The elegant and rare quality of the gold has not ceased to inspire artists. From ancient Egypt to Catholic churches, to Renaissance gold leaf paintings and Gustav Klimt’s Kiss. Our “Golden Touch” selection showcases artists that continue to work in the gold tradition. Gold is particularly popular among contemporary sculptors; Stan Wycoski’s abstract gold statues are a great way to add a golden glow to your environment, while Philippe Pasqua’s famous skulls and butterflies are both morbid and beautiful.


If colour is not your thing, some artists are taking the opposite stance by experimenting with the creative opportunities that black and white art can offer. Initially used in photography, painters and illustrators are now studying the unique intensity that the combination of these two colours creates. The world-famous artist Pierre Soulages popularised black with his series of paintings focused on the colour. Contemporary artist Pierre Blanchard is using contrast and light to create abstract and enigmatic paintings, only every hinting a scenery, like a landscape or a wave.


From intense reds to soothing blues, multi-coloured swirls to monochromatic artworks, discover how contemporary artists are utilising the whole colour spectrum in their artworks.

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Ann Thomson, Continuum 4 - Paris, Painting

Ann Thomson

Continuum 4 - Paris, 2010
10.6 x 8.7 inch
Painting

$591

Our recommendations Pairoj Karndee, Summer winds, Painting

Pairoj Karndee

Summer winds, 2013
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,963

Our recommendations Capocci, Kangourou, Sculpture

Capocci

Kangourou, 2014
11.8 x 5.9 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,063

Our recommendations Michel Gueranger, Mt Blanc 5, Photography

Michel Gueranger

Mt Blanc 5, 1986
43.3 x 65 x 2.4 inch
Photography

$5,317

Michel Audiard, Gorille , Sculpture

Michel Audiard

Gorille , 2015
15.7 x 18.9 x 12.6 inch
Sculpture

$6,735

Our recommendations William Sweetlove, Cloned Jack Russell with pet bottle, Sculpture

William Sweetlove

Cloned Jack Russell with pet bottle, 2013
15.7 x 19.7 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,654

Chamizo, Le légionnaire, Painting

Chamizo

Le légionnaire, 2011
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,254

Seize Happywallmaker, Kromozomatik, Print

Seize Happywallmaker

Kromozomatik, 2015
20.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 inch
Print

$473

Seize Happywallmaker, Jamaican Davidstar, Print

Seize Happywallmaker

Jamaican Davidstar, 2015
20.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 inch
Print

$473

Our recommendations Feng Hatat, Ciel 19, Photography

Feng Hatat

Ciel 19, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$591

Kongo, Singapore With Love #13/50, Sculpture

Kongo

Singapore With Love #13/50, 2016
8.3 x 5.1 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$5,317

Bishop Parigo, Untitled 7, Painting

Bishop Parigo

Untitled 7, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,418

Capocci, Vas te faire M, Sculpture

Capocci

Vas te faire M, 2016
19.7 x 7.9 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,135

Mengyao Guo, 11 City Plan series: Guangzhou No 6, Painting

Mengyao Guo

11 City Plan series: Guangzhou No 6, 2015
35.4 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,810

Al Martin, Oûtre baillement, Painting

Al Martin

Oûtre baillement, 2015
22.4 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$11,579

Marta Rynkiewicz, Acropolis, Painting

Marta Rynkiewicz

Acropolis, 2016
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,536

Claude Viallat, Sans titre 75RB, Print

Claude Viallat

Sans titre 75RB, 1975
40.6 x 26.8 inch
Print

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Momo, Color Test series #3, Painting

Momo

Color Test series #3, 2017
58.5 x 40.9 inch
Painting

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John Matos Crash, Boris, Drawing

John Matos Crash

Boris, 1989
41 x 29 inch
Drawing

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Zafi, La femme et son chat, Painting

Zafi

La femme et son chat, 2017
47.2 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$10,634

Lilia Mazurkevich, Just Ignore Him, Painting

Lilia Mazurkevich

Just Ignore Him, 2016
59.1 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Rebecca de Cachard, L'air du temps, Painting

Rebecca de Cachard

L'air du temps, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,599

Olivier Anicet, Un nuage passe, Painting

Olivier Anicet

Un nuage passe, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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David Jehan (B.boss), Ville multicolore, Painting

David Jehan (B.boss)

Ville multicolore, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$756

Jeff Koons, Balloon Venus - Dom Perignon, Sculpture

Jeff Koons

Balloon Venus - Dom Perignon, 2013
24.2 x 14 x 12.8 inch
Sculpture

$102,206

Paul Picka, Windmill, Sculpture

Paul Picka

Windmill, 2016
16.1 x 13.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$738

Our recommendations Okuda, Horse Dancing, Painting

Okuda

Horse Dancing, 2017
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Painting

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Dana Gordon, View from Above, Painting

Dana Gordon

View from Above, 2014
48 x 60.2 inch
Painting

$8,845

Our recommendations Claude Viallat, Serpent, Print

Claude Viallat

Serpent, 2005
46.9 x 15.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,009

Romero Britto, Nova Dia, Print

Romero Britto

Nova Dia, 2016
23.6 x 29.5 x 1.6 inch
Print

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Julien Raynaud, L'arche de Raynaud, Print

Julien Raynaud

L'arche de Raynaud, 2018
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$177

Dan Levenson, Hanni Reiff, Painting

Dan Levenson

Hanni Reiff, 2018
46.9 x 33.1 inch
Painting

$9,600

Lemétais Emmanuelle, Aujourd'hui il pleut, grand théâtre de Bordeaux, Painting

Lemétais Emmanuelle

Aujourd'hui il pleut, grand théâtre de Bordeaux, 2016
35 x 45.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,372

Our recommendations Maud Vantours, Lounge Landscape, Drawing

Maud Vantours

Lounge Landscape, 2018
44.9 x 19.3 x 2.4 inch
Drawing

$6,853

Jacqueline Schäfer, Strange Birds with a warm heart Nr 1 & 2, Painting

Jacqueline Schäfer

Strange Birds with a warm heart Nr 1 & 2, 2015
11.8 x 18.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,404 $1,560

Gregos, Spray Arc en Ciel, Sculpture

Gregos

Spray Arc en Ciel, 2018
7.5 x 2.4 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$3,308

Marta Rynkiewicz, On the other side of the door, Painting

Marta Rynkiewicz

On the other side of the door, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,536

Axe Colours, Soon, Painting

Axe Colours

Soon, 2016
23.6 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,536

Alberonero, 9x9, Painting

Alberonero

9x9, 2018
78.7 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$6,818

Our recommendations Alberonero, Manana, Painting

Alberonero

Manana, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,308

JonOne, Composition, Painting

JonOne

Composition, 2017
24.4 x 20.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Stephanie Rivet, Your Song, Painting

Stephanie Rivet

Your Song, 2018
24 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,654

Gordon Hopkins, Lemon Bowl from Italy, Painting

Gordon Hopkins

Lemon Bowl from Italy, 2018
59.1 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$10,043

Gordon Hopkins, Spanish Memories Red Table Still Life, Painting

Gordon Hopkins

Spanish Memories Red Table Still Life, 2018
59.1 x 78.7 inch
Painting

$11,816

Julien Raynaud, Venus endormie, Painting

Julien Raynaud

Venus endormie, 2018
31.9 x 45.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,718

Okuda, Praying in Calcuta by Okuda San Miguel, Painting

Okuda

Praying in Calcuta by Okuda San Miguel, 2018
43.3 x 43.3 inch
Painting

$18,669

Takashi Murakami, Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$2,836

Nicolas Dubreuille, Ref 189, Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Ref 189, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Catherine Tapon, Balade d'été, Painting

Catherine Tapon

Balade d'été, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,772

Cathie Berthon, Cubes 2, Sculpture

Cathie Berthon

Cubes 2, 2018
39.4 x 9.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$886

Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (I Want to Hold You), Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball (I Want to Hold You), 2016
28 x 28 inch
Print

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Julien Calot, Le marché de Praia, Painting

Julien Calot

Le marché de Praia, 2018
57.5 x 44.9 x 1 inch
Painting

$6,499

Piero Dorazio, Untitled, Print

Piero Dorazio

Untitled, 1976
6.3 x 19.7 inch
Print

$461

JonOne, When Promises lead to burns, Painting

JonOne

When Promises lead to burns, 2016
51.2 x 39 x 1 inch
Painting

$40,173

Okuda, + Eye Mask (I), Painting

Okuda

+ Eye Mask (I), 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,481

Sumit Mehndiratta, Amore, Print

Sumit Mehndiratta

Amore, 2018
48 x 48 x 0.1 inch
Print

$1,182

Our recommendations Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Yellow), Sculpture

Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Yellow), 2015
10.5 x 10.5 x 5 inch
Sculpture

$12,000

Jill Dowell, Mother Nature's Kiss, Painting

Jill Dowell

Mother Nature's Kiss, 2018
40 x 30 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,313

Nicolas Dubreuille, Ref 176, Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Ref 176, 2019
23.6 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,963

Our recommendations Hiro Ando, Monology samuraicat, Sculpture

Hiro Ando

Monology samuraicat, 2008
12.2 x 9.8 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$7,089

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