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Untitled (SFE-117), Sam Francis

Untitled (SFE-117)

Sam Francis

Print - 21.1 x 18.1 x 0.1 inch

$3,177

The stories of kings and queens, JonOne

The stories of kings and queens

JonOne

Print - 27.5 x 27.5 x 0.5 inch

$3,700

Bond (Print), Piotre

Bond (Print)

Piotre

Print - 8.5 x 11 x 0.1 inch

$95 $86

Brutalist Architecture & Mountain Desert, Marion Sagon

Brutalist Architecture & Mountain Desert

Marion Sagon

Print - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$274

As far as I look, I see you, Tehos

As far as I look, I see you

Tehos

Print - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$504

Prismatic Labyrinth (102 U), Marc Quinn

Prismatic Labyrinth (102 U)

Marc Quinn

Print - 27.5 x 19.5 x 1 inch

$1,900

James Bond, Socrate

James Bond

Socrate

Print - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$438

Concentric Squares, Max Bill

Concentric Squares

Max Bill

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$931

Abstract Composition, Leo Guida

Abstract Composition

Leo Guida

Print - 16.9 x 12.6 x 0 inch

$285

Beautiful sunshine, SISC

Beautiful sunshine

SISC

Print - 23.2 x 16.5 inch

$88

Full Of Love / Séries, Papa Mesk

Full Of Love / Séries

Papa Mesk

Print - 12.2 x 8.7 x 0.4 inch

$241

Hey chicken!, Mr. Kami

Hey chicken!

Mr. Kami

Print - 8.5 x 11 x 0.1 inch

$85

Dancing shapes, Taroe

Dancing shapes

Taroe

Print - 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch

$548

Portrait Sakura - Digital art digigraphie, Samy Halim

Portrait Sakura - Digital art digigraphie

Samy Halim

Print - 15.7 x 11.8 inch

$164

Leila Jeffreys, Des oiseaux - Édition limitée, Leila Jeffreys

Leila Jeffreys, Des oiseaux - Édition limitée

Leila Jeffreys

Print - 9.6 x 7.7 inch

$657

Au fond des yeux, Jade Mouge

Au fond des yeux

Jade Mouge

Print - 57.1 x 39.4 x 0.2 inch

$876

Koeurs d'or, M. Koeur

Koeurs d'or

M. Koeur

Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$153

Sans se retourner (sérigraphie), Zeklo

Sans se retourner (sérigraphie)

Zeklo

Print - 23.6 x 15.7 inch

$131

Reappropriation, Kurar

Reappropriation

Kurar

Print - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$745 $670

Aquarius 1, Mist

Aquarius 1

Mist

Print - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$383

Tag modules, Momies

Tag modules

Momies

Print - 15.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

$876

I love my city, Fat

I love my city

Fat

Print - 15.4 x 15.4 x 0.4 inch

$712

Colors Print for Sale

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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