The different shades of color

Blind man in Belsen, Alan Moore, 1947, From the collection of: Australian War Memorial
Dark neutrals are used here to create a dreary feeling.
El Mac and Retna, Karin Lindberg Freda, El Mac, Retna, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
This piece is realism with bright colors that make it unrealistic. The colors create a fun mood.
Untitled, Aryz, 2011-09, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
The artists uses a cool color scheme in this piece.
eshere esatio-Temporelle BS 7523, Enrique Careaga, 1975 - 1975, From the collection of: Art Museum of the Americas
Black is the darkest color there is, so putting it with bright yellows, greens, and whites makes the design pop.
The Moonlight, Kang, Kyung Koo, 2011, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Here the artist used blue and its split compliments, red-orange and yellow-orange.
Upo at Dusk 1, Whang, Inkie, 2008, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
In this piece, the artist used red. It appears that he was trying to create a warm feeling, but the trees are bare, so it is probably winter. I believe maybe he was trying to give a dangerous feeling.
The Simpsons Visit Her in Her Dreams, Evaldas Jansas, 2009, From the collection of: Modern Art Center / Modernaus Meno Centras
Here, the artist used cool colors, warm colors, and neutrals. This is very unusual, and if this painting had been created 100 years ago, I believe it would've been done in one color scheme.
untitled, Dabro, 2013, From the collection of: Street Art 13
This artist chose to make the person black and white, and then brought the painting to life with colored splatters. If you take out the splatters, this painting would be boring and lifeless.
Artificial Cliff, Kong, Sung Hun, 2008, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Most of this painting is done in a blue and green color scheme. Then you have the few spots that are warm. This causes the eye to travel across the red rooftops to the whitish yellow focal point.
Peixe em fuga, Pantonio, 2014, From the collection of: Street Art 13
In this piece, you have black and white, which is a contrast. But toward the left side, the white begins to turn orange. This creates a contrast, as orange is the complement of the blue background.
Merry-Go-Round, Mark Gertler, 1916, From the collection of: Tate Britain
Here, the color scheme is pretty obvious. The artist used orange and its complement, blue, to create contrast.
Untitled, José Manuel Broto, 1989, From the collection of: Fundación Banco Santander
In this painting, the artist used neutral colors, which causes the yellow square and the red line to catch your eye first.
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
The main colors in this piece are orange and blue, which are complementary colors.
The Impact, Emilio Vedova, 1949, From the collection of: MAGA - Museo Arte Gallarate
Here, the artist only uses tints and shades of black and white. This is very unusual for an abstract piece, but that's what makes it stand out.
Staircase Group (Portrait of Raphaelle Peale and Titian Ramsay Peale I), Charles Willson Peale, American, 1741 - 1827, 1795, From the collection of: Philadelphia Museum of Art
This artist used color, along with other elements, to create depth. The staircase gets darker as it goes back, which makes it appear to get further away.
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