Art is communication and color is an integral part of that communication. Matisse said: "The chief aim of color should be to serve expression as well as possible..." Color can say a lot to the viewer of art. It impacts human emotions. Just experience the impact of red -- red can symbolize passion, anger, and love. Blue is serene and calming. Artists through time have used the power of color to increase the impact of their work.
With the current Matisse exhibit at the Art Institute (the exhibit opened on March 20th), I will be sharing some thoughts about color over the next couple of weeks.
Also coming this week is my presentation at the HeARTs & Soul Fine and Applied Arts Day at the Lake Zurich Middle School. My presentation "What if Picasso had a computer..." speculates on how the most influential artist of the 20th century would have used this tool.