Wednesday, February 28, 2007

So many colors, so many prices

Kyoto, color
These are powdered mineral pigments and used in Japanese painting, added and mixed with glue, a material for fixing color on papers.

In natural pigments, made from powdered mineral, blue is higher than red. But this shop sells blue at lower price than red, so these colors may be made from artificial materials.

By the way, blue color tend to be also lower than the red in oil painting. Piccaso would use only blue and the time is called "the blue period". Some book say that Picasso only used blue because of his deep sorrow and grief. But other books say that he only used blue partly because he had little money to buy the materials...


At 2/28/2007 11:46 PM, Anonymous Raquel said...

Ohhh Macky, you touch in my weak point: Picasso. I love his work.

I don't believe at all the second theory, since what happened so with the pink period, he got more money to buy the red colors, and others to do the mix?. Crazy thing.

Picasso had a mood as everybody has, and the period blue was tragic, and the pink more relax, therefore he painted in these period many paints relate to circus.

In any case I prefer the cubism period, since it is an explosion of colors and forms. =O)

A colorful kiss =O)

At 3/06/2007 3:05 AM, Blogger macky said...

About the cubism, I also like Braque. Anyway, Picasso has changed the world of painting, as well as Cezanne.


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