How color changes the emotion and feel of a painting

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The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh, 1889, From the collection of: MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
The colors of this painting gives the viewer a calm sense of nighttime. By using a strong yellow-orange to represent the stars and moon its given it a timeless feel of day as well. the dark cypress tree is a subtle reminder of the painters darkness and depression.
Venice, The Pink Cloud, 1909, Paul Signac, 1909, From the collection of: Albertina
This painting has used very vibrant coral color tones that create and exciting and visually saturated scene. 
View of the Heads, Port Jackson, Conrad Martens, 1853, From the collection of: Art Gallery of New South Wales
This painting really spoke to me and stood out. With such dark tones and uses of dark navy blues and dark brown it really hold an ominous feel. The colors have created a scary sense of power that the sea has.
Flower Clouds, Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916), About 1903, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
The way this painting was colored with the colors used  makes it seem like a fantasy dream land where the boat is out in the middle of nowhere. the oranges and blues mixed together make it a positive painting.
Pancake Week, Boris Kustodiyev, 1916, From the collection of: The State Tretyakov Gallery
This paintings uses of light colors and create a calming winter scene.the way the glow of the sunset reflect of the snow gives it a great sense of how strong the sunset is.
The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834, Joseph Mallord William Turner, English, 1775 - 1851, 1834-1835, From the collection of: Philadelphia Museum of Art
This paintings use of strong harsh oranges and yellows give the viewer a true sense of the inferno, almost making you feel the heat from just looking. 
Garden of Eve, Muraoka Kimio, 2010, From the collection of: Adachi Museum of Art
Even though this painting uses a very vibrant orange it gives a very calm  and rested feel.its easy and pleasing to look at as its warm and inviting.
This painting gives a brilliant source of contrast in colors and their meanings. The dark bold colors of death are haunting and solid opposed to lives soft earthy tones. It is collage of colors that symbolize life very well.
City Landscape, Joan Mitchell American, 1925-1992, 1955, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
This painting illustrates a city really well. Its loose brush strokes are vague but with the use of these colors it has brought the city alive showing life and a busy structure.
Color Analysis, Kho, Nak Beom, 1999, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
The bold use of blocked colors are visualy strong and powerful. the high saturation grabs a persons attention.the hair is a very strong visual point here.
Waterfall, Takeuchi Seiho, 1925, From the collection of: Adachi Museum of Art
This painting is excellent and different. Usually a painting of a waterfall is full of dramatic colors and watery blues to give an obvious sense of water but here it gives us the image of a water fall with out color. I believe this makes you look it more because it is not entirely obvious as to what it is.
The Flower of Life, Frida Kahlo, 1944, From the collection of: Museo Dolores Olmedo
By using strong oranges and light yellows this painting has given a feel for what its depicting, life. The colors make it look fresh and ripe.
Old Man, Nadel, Arno, 20th century, From the collection of: Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
The face has been given violets and purples. The face and hands are dark and harshly shaded making the viewer think about the way this man was perceived. By using certain colors the artist has provoked the viewer to think about the mans personality.
Peacock Waterfall, Pat Steir, 2001, From the collection of: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
These two colors are bold, strong and opposing. The painting grabbed my attention by having two colors that clash. It provokes and unsettling feeling to its user. 
Head Pierced with Arrows, from the Los teules series, José Clemente Orozco, 1947, From the collection of: Museo Nacional de Arte
By using very dark blues and grays ,this painting and its content really makes you feel the pain of the man in it. The dark colors are sad and depressing which completely aid the paintings content.
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