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The use of color is a central element of any artist's work. It is a vital component, without which the work of art could not exist. With the passing of time and artistic movements, the uses and meanings attributed to color have evolved, from the mixing of pigment to the harmony of the painting and even works whose key theme is color. Color manipulation is a learning process that every artist must master in order to access the infinite variations of color. The restoration of paintings is a science that requires a molecular knowledge to work out the colors and mixtures used by the original artist. Throughout the  colors have taken on various meanings: white is the color of purity and chastity, gold of wealth and nobility, blue of justice and wisdom and red of strength and courage. These connotations are still present in our conception of colors today. Additionally, colors can be divided into three categories: warm, cool and neutral tones. As their names suggest, these categories of color exude an atmosphere that painters try to convey in their work. The master manipulation of color in Baroque art juxtaposes warm and cool colors to capture the power of the human form. The impact of the colors is elevated by the effects of the light. Originally, artists tried to replicate the colors of their surrounding environment, remaining faithful to the colors of reality. Then came the Impressionists who only used primary and complementary colors, and did not mix them at all. Even the shadows were portrayed by bright colors, only becoming shadows in the eye of the spectator alone, thus introducing a special relationship between the work and the viewer. During that period, color was still an indispensable tool for artists. In addition to being their working medium, it is also what allowed them to highlight their art, playing on perceptions, shadows, contours and light. It represented the very essence of their art without it ever being the primary focus of a piece. It is not until subjective, abstract paintings came along, that artists began to devote themselves to color rather than a physical subject. Mondrian worked with the approach of evoking the very essence of nature through the purity of primary colors to achieve abstraction. Equally, the founder of the Russian avant-garde Suprematism movement Malevitch, disturbed everyone's senses with Suprematist Composition: White on White. He abandoned convention to reach a pure pictorial sensibility where the portrayal of color is purely for its own purpose. Whereas, Rothko, a precursor of Color Field and Abstract Expressionism movements, saw his paintings as living organisms whose color had a human quality that transcended the format. Contemporary art, photography, collage and Pop Art. Picasso  once said: 'when I don't have blue, I use red'. In this collection Artsper presents a color filled theme of intense, saturated tones to fight against the monotony of the everyday. 

Collector’s Guide: Collecting Fine Art Photographs

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Monika Nowak, Pure Vanity, Photography

Monika Nowak

Pure Vanity, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,299

Jérôme Revon, J0nOne Jacket 1, Photography

Jérôme Revon

J0nOne Jacket 1, 2021
70.9 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$4,951

Our recommendations Thomas Ruff, Substrat 31 III, Photography

Thomas Ruff

Substrat 31 III, 2021
13.4 x 20.1 inch
Photography

$3,301

Elise Vincent, Lucy - série univers oniriques intérieurs, Photography

Elise Vincent

Lucy - série univers oniriques intérieurs, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,415

Our recommendations David Djian, Hope, Photography

David Djian

Hope, 2019
31.5 x 21 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$884

Our recommendations Martin Parr, Strawberry Fields, Photography

Martin Parr

Strawberry Fields, 2008
8.5 x 11.5 inch
Photography

$1,000

Our recommendations Franz West, Platonic Moon, Photography

Franz West

Platonic Moon, 2003
11.8 x 16.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,768

Our recommendations Lilia El Golli, Corruption(s) – The Lady, Photography

Lilia El Golli

Corruption(s) – The Lady, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,017

Our recommendations Daphnée Marie Harper, Bleu, blanc, rouge, Photography

Daphnée Marie Harper

Bleu, blanc, rouge, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$825

Our recommendations Fabienne Veverka, New Light 6042, Photography

Fabienne Veverka

New Light 6042, 2018
11.4 x 11.4 inch
Photography

$648

Serigne Niang, Purple and blue flowers, Photography

Serigne Niang

Purple and blue flowers, 2021
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$460

Shenqi Tang, Louvre II, Photography

Shenqi Tang

Louvre II, 2020
12.2 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,297

Yumi Watanabe, Petals-After Image of Love, Photography

Yumi Watanabe

Petals-After Image of Love, 2017
9.8 x 9.8 x 3.9 inch
Photography

$589

Dmitriy Konradt, St Petersburg, Photography

Dmitriy Konradt

St Petersburg, 2003
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$2,358

Bruno Palisson, In our Intimate Moments - 02, Photography

Bruno Palisson

In our Intimate Moments - 02, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$1,533

Matteo Guariso, Acta Sanctorum 01, Photography

Matteo Guariso

Acta Sanctorum 01, 2012
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,768

Bertrand Gruyer, Window - 07, Photography

Bertrand Gruyer

Window - 07, 2020
23.6 x 18.9 inch
Photography

$884

Nathan Soulez-Larivière, Licancabur, Photography

Nathan Soulez-Larivière

Licancabur, 2018
15 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$589

Sandrine Darcos, Amazing Sunset Croisette Cannes, Photography

Sandrine Darcos

Amazing Sunset Croisette Cannes, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$448

Tadayuki Naitoh, Blue Lotus, Photography

Tadayuki Naitoh

Blue Lotus, 2013
13 x 19 inch
Photography

$1,500

J. Marquette Romeu, The night manager, Photography

J. Marquette Romeu

The night manager, 2021
15.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$413

Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Joy of Color, Contemporary Japanese Photography, Photography

Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Joy of Color, Contemporary Japanese Photography, 2002
19 x 13 inch
Photography

$1,500

Marie Ange Van Meyel, Dans la lumière, Photography

Marie Ange Van Meyel

Dans la lumière, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,085

Patrick Betbeder, Shibuya-bike, Photography

Patrick Betbeder

Shibuya-bike, 2016
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,179

Ron van Dongen, Tulipa Golden Parade  (Flora, Fleur, Flower), Photography

Ron van Dongen

Tulipa Golden Parade (Flora, Fleur, Flower), 2005
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$6,484

Allan Forsyth, Roses, Photography

Allan Forsyth

Roses, 2010
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$4,716

o2c, Blue Lake, Photography

o2c

Blue Lake, 2010
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,003

Ziesook You, Scent of Broq-pa 05312018, Photography

Ziesook You

Scent of Broq-pa 05312018, 2018
36 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,184

Wendy Rombough, 104, Photography

Wendy Rombough

104, 2021
36 x 36 inch
Photography

$1,700

Corentin Fohlen, Karnaval #01, Photography

Corentin Fohlen

Karnaval #01, 2016
31.5 x 20.9 inch
Photography

$2,122

Nandini Valli Muthiah, Reassurance, Photography

Nandini Valli Muthiah

Reassurance, 2006
30 x 30 x 1 inch
Photography

$6,000

Cynthia K Cortes, Bite, Photography

Cynthia K Cortes

Bite, 2010
47.2 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$11,200

GK Austin II, Stone Series 1, Photography

GK Austin II

Stone Series 1, 2020
30 x 20 x 1 inch
Photography

$3,800

Modern Masters of Photography, Contemporary Japanese Photography, A Limited Edition Portfolio of 12 Prints, Photography

Modern Masters of Photography

Contemporary Japanese Photography, A Limited Edition Portfolio of 12 Prints, 2005
13 x 19 inch
Photography

$12,000

Charles Weber, NL #122, Photography

Charles Weber

NL #122, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Photography

$3,065

Ellen Carey, Dings and Shadows Diptych, Photography

Ellen Carey

Dings and Shadows Diptych, 2016
28 x 24.25 x 1 inch
Photography

$12,900

Ivan Butorac, Spray Can #15, Photography

Ivan Butorac

Spray Can #15, 2020
24 x 24 x 1 inch
Photography

$2,000

Ivan Butorac, Spray Can #14, Photography

Ivan Butorac

Spray Can #14, 2020
24 x 24 x 1 inch
Photography

$2,000

Ivan Butorac, Spray Can #18, Photography

Ivan Butorac

Spray Can #18, 2020
18 x 12 x 1 inch
Photography

$345

Ivan Butorac, Spray Can #11, Photography

Ivan Butorac

Spray Can #11, 2020
48 x 60 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$8,750

Ivan Butorac, Spray Can #12, Photography

Ivan Butorac

Spray Can #12, 2020
60 x 48 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$11,500

Our recommendations Hassan Hajjaj, Asheber, Photography

Hassan Hajjaj

Asheber, 2014
44.1 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$21,220

Richard Heeps, Vespa La Greca, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Vespa La Greca, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$825

Our recommendations Barry Cawston, 23 Flats, Photography

Barry Cawston

23 Flats, 2018
32.5 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,872

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, New Decade, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

New Decade, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$813

Barry Cawston, Garage doors, Photography

Barry Cawston

Garage doors, 2017
27.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,872

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection '1981' (Blue/Orange), Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection '1981' (Blue/Orange), 2014
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$555

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection '1981' (Raspberry), Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection '1981' (Raspberry), 2014
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$555

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection '1981' (Green/Orange), Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection '1981' (Green/Orange), 2014
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$555

Barry Cawston, Washing lines, Photography

Barry Cawston

Washing lines, 2019
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,259

Hunter & Gatti, Lotophage, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

Lotophage, 2020
29.9 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$6,000

Hunter & Gatti, Autre Moi, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

Autre Moi, 2020
30.5 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$6,000

Barry Cawston, Jorge's kitchen, Photography

Barry Cawston

Jorge's kitchen, 2012
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,259

Barry Cawston, 14 Flats, Photography

Barry Cawston

14 Flats, 2018
43.3 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,259

Barry Cawston, 24 Flats, Photography

Barry Cawston

24 Flats, 2016
43.3 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,259

Barry Cawston, Hip Hop, Photography

Barry Cawston

Hip Hop, 2018
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,259

Barry Cawston, Coloured silos, Photography

Barry Cawston

Coloured silos, 2017
33.1 x 98.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$5,547

Barry Cawston, Petrol pumps, Photography

Barry Cawston

Petrol pumps, 2018
23.6 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,704

Hunter & Gatti, Strangers, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

Strangers, 2020
29.9 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$6,000

Hunter & Gatti, Temporaire, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

Temporaire, 2020
29.9 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$6,000

Hunter & Gatti, Le Marais des Doubles II, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

Le Marais des Doubles II, 2020
16.5 x 11.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$2,500

Hunter & Gatti, Skull, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

Skull, 2020
29.9 x 24 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$6,000

Hunter & Gatti, The radiants, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

The radiants, 2020
29.9 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$6,000

Hunter & Gatti, Head, Photography

Hunter & Gatti

Head, 2020
30.5 x 24 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$6,000

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