The perception of color happens in our brain. For the vision at daylight, over our retina we have 3 different photoreceptors, which are often called red cones, blue cones and green cones. They all send signals and the brain interprets them. Thanks to the different intensity of those 3 colors every color can be perceived.… Continue reading The Perception of Color
We have gone through unique times, passing from an hectic life to being very isolated and slow moving days. So how did all this affect our choices regarding colors? Karen Haller, a color psychologist, explained that previously, being always outside, we were constantly stimulated by thousands of inputs and when returning to our homes we… Continue reading The Psychology of colour in times of COVID: Yellow
Orange is the colour of the extrovert and of the self confident. It is more gentle than red, but it still attracts the attention. It is energising and it inspires vitality and enthusiasm. In some cultures it’s associated with entertainment and amusement. In nature the orange colour comes from carotens, photosynthetic pigments that absorb the… Continue reading The psychology of colour: Orange
This is how Pierre-Auguste Renoir expressed himself regarding black colour. (Eva Heller, Psychologie de la couleur – effets et symboliques, p. 107.) We already mentioned that technically speaking black is not truly even a colour, and yet it is so dominant and exceptionally complex that this post will be all about it. In the psychology of… Continue reading The Psychology of “the queen of all colours”
Colours are powerful, they deeply affect us and our psyche, our emotions and behaviours. Sometimes in a different way, because we are influenced by our culture, but often it’s an universal impact, because they affect our brain. Infact, a part of it controls how we feel and behave, and it can change also according to… Continue reading The Psychology of colour: Red or Blue?
Let’s take for example our sky: it appears blue to us, until after only about 20 km up, where it progressively starts becoming darker, violet and then black in space. Think of the beauty of a sunset, which leaves us speechless with its stunning colours. We might see the sky becoming pink, although a pink… Continue reading The world is in colour!
In nature there are endless forms: geometric, lines, changeable (such as the clouds) and when they are grouped together they truly form interesting patterns. We have amazing lighting that highlights these forms, make them more attractive and creates contrast. And we have spectacular colours all around us. Hermann Hesse wrote “Nature has got thousands of… Continue reading Art through Nature
There is so much art into nature. Its fantasy and its beauty inspired artists since ancient times. In fact, for example, in his book ART (you can read it for free online in www.gutenberg.org) by a famous French sculptur, AUGUSTE RODIN, he wrote this thought: “The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on… Continue reading Nature for Artists
It’s not that simple to exactly define Art in all its complexity. One definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary is: “The conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects”. The term “art” is related to the Latin word “ars” meaning art, skill and according to the same dictionary, the very… Continue reading What is Art