A Focus on the Colour Green

This gallery centers around the colour green as a focus in artwork.

Green is symbolic of life, nature and the environment.  I chose this work for its obvious portrayal of the environment, and for the inclusion of the cherry blossoms in the foreground, to break up the monotony of only using green, while not actually detracting from that focus.
Green is the colour of nature.  This work focuses on the nature surrounding a temple.  There seems to be an element of life in this work, shown by the usage of green.
The original purpose of the pagoda were to house relics and writings.  The usage of such was made popular by Buddhism, a religion with strong faiths in life and rebirth.  As green is symbolic of these faiths, it isn't too difficult to see why the colour green was chosen to depict the pagoda.
Green is the colour of nature.  I've included this work in the gallery because even though much of the image is absent of green, it is still very much centered around nature, and the greens that make up the details.
Green is also representative of life, youth, and inexperience.  I feel that this work represents all three.  There is a feeling of life in the main subject, as she is performing, clearly enjoying what she's doing.  Her youth also shows in this aspect, not to mention the fact that she also appears young.  With the youth, however, comes a level of inexperience.  She's young, and therefore, has much to learn about her craft.
The illustration in the work supplements the poem below, which seems to be of welcoming Spring time.  Spring is the season of rebirth and life, which the usage of green supports.
Green is the colour of life and rebirth.  This work, which seems to be based upon the Buddhist religion, conveys the idea of reincarnation, and therefore, rebirth.
This work seems to be less of worshiping a deity, and more of idolizing a ruler.  Either way, the greens in this work serve to help the tones of red pop out, as green is red's compliment. 
The focus of this work is on nature, and the usages of the varying shades of green and some brown supplement that.
I'll be honest here.  I was simply drawn to this work based on the usages of the blues and greens.  The combinations of these create my favourite range of colours.  The work itself seems to be of surgery.  The title of the work, arthroplasty, means this work is of a surgery where a joint is being repaired.  To me, surgery indicates the preservation of life, and the added uses of the colour blue, indicating a calm, shows me that the surgery seems to have been successful.
The Birth of the Green seems to be an apt title for this work.  The focus is not on the people in the foreground, but in the massive scenery in the background, which has been lightly touched by humanity.  Life seems to just be starting out in this particular area.
This is another scene depicting nature.  Even though this work is merely of a water source, the tones of green really bring out the scene, without blending into one another.
The focus of this work seems to be of the rural community in the background.  Despite the fact that civilization is beginning to set in, nature seems to be thriving, and coexisting with those who have settled in.
Having plant life in an apartment typically adds an element of life once not present.  I personally feel this way about my apartment, though instead of having plants to take care of, I simply spend much of my time outside.  The greenery in this scenery is clearly the focus of the work, to me.
Once again, we see the presence of nature, but this is not the focus of the work.  The focus falls upon the Duke and Duchess.  This may very well be a commissioned work.  Green is the colour of not only life and youth, but also of inexperience.  Green is also the colour of love.  From the looks of it, this work may have been of the wedding between the two, so they may be inexperienced in terms of marriage, as well.
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