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Color and the use thereof

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Color and the use thereof

I stumbled upon this today and I had to stop and take note. She beautifully defined what I like to do with color.

"Artists are more likely than anyone to forget the power of color to subsume form and directly influence our perception of the size and grandeur of things. The more monochromatic a composition, the more color takes the place of form. If artists would only place color at the center of their attention, a preoccupation with the “real” would quickly fade away. They would come to a deeper appreciation of how the juxtaposition of color amounts to a contrast of values that voraciously feed upon or gently meld into one another." -

Marianne von Werefkin (1869 – 1938)