Element of art: Compliments of color

This galley explores the use of color and how they compliment each other in order to bring out what the painter wanted you to focus on.

Self-Portrait, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), 1887, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
I chose this self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh because the complementary colors of Orange and Blue. The contrast between the two colors works very well in this piece.
The Yellow Log, Edvard Munch, 1912, From the collection of: The Munch Museum, Oslo
The Yellow log in this painting alongside the violet trees make this look surreal. The colors compliment each other well and makes this painting really stand out for being so simple in design.
Tragic of Yellow Skin, Tan Chin Kuan, 1990, From the collection of: National Heritage Board, Singapore
This one was really neat. The orange seems like a waterfall of color falling on the violet silhouette and giving it its form.
Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green), Edgar Degas, 1877 - 1879, From the collection of: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
The light green of the dancers uniform gives them a youthful look and emphasizes that they are the star of the show.
The offering, Saturnino Herrán, 1913, From the collection of: Museo Nacional de Arte
Another painting where blue and orange contrast and make the painting feel real. The colors of the clothing and calmness of the water suggest they are on a journey.
Cubist Bird, Sargent Claude Johnson, 1967, From the collection of: SCAD Museum of Art
This painting uses all 3 primary colors; blue, red, and yellow, very well and shades them well to make it look like there were additional colors used.
Still Life--Study of Apples, William Rickarby Miller, 1862, From the collection of: de Young museum
This simple still life does an excellent job showcasing the use of red and green. The colors compliment each other and almost blend when glancing across the painting.
Untitled, Heriberto Juárez, 1999, From the collection of: Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla
This painting makes use of primary, secondary, and tertiary colors in such a way that the strange figures are visible and doesn't look overwhelming to the eye.
The House on the Bridge, Diego Rivera, 1909, From the collection of: Museo Nacional de Arte
This picture is a perfect use of warm colors. It depicts a beautiful sunset and the suns reflection onto the buildings warms their base color.
Regimental Band, Japp, Darsie (MC), 1918, From the collection of: Imperial War Museums
This piece uses the background colors of violet and yellow to give emphasis to the man on the horse.
Irises, Vincent van Gogh, May 1890 - 1890, From the collection of: Van Gogh Museum
The yellow and blue in this picture really highlight the shape of the flowers and makes them appear really vivid.
Flower Clouds, Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916), About 1903, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
The use of a wide range of soft colors here blends really together. Flower Clouds is the perfect name because the first thing I thought of when I saw this was that they looked like clouds.
Comics, KOO, Sung-soo, 2005/2005, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
This one has to be my favorite. Setting the comic books and forming such vibrant colors and patterns whether intentionally or not was very impressive.
The Painter and His Model, Leonardas Gutauskas, 2010, From the collection of: Modern Art Center / Modernaus Meno Centras
This one caught my eye because it used 2 sets of complementary colors; purple and yellow, and red and green. The model having the brighter colors symbolizes its importance in the scene.
Lady in Violet, Szinyei Merse, Pál, 1874, From the collection of: Hungarian National Gallery
The use of violet on her dress suggests that she is royalty since it was considered a royal color then.
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