This gallery showcases the color blue in a complementary role. Blue provides excellent contrast with warm colors (red, orange, and yellow). The artwork displayed in this gallery illustrates the complexity and focus generated by blue in contrast.
This image portrays a vibrant contrast between bright blues and a swirling pattern of orange and yellows. The difference in color emphasizes the intense struggle between man and fish.
A segmented circle carries a jumbled array of starry components. The subdued blue of the sphere complements the faded yellow and green shapes within it. A series of blue lines guide the viewer through a detailed maze of cosmic objects.
The structured blue polygons provide a stark contrast with the plain orange background. Yellow faces peer from behind the indigo architecture.
The gentle orange framework emphasizes the glowing blue of the encircled deer. The composition places direct focus on the intricate shape of the animal's body and antlers.
This whimsical composition employs the color blue to highlight the playful movement of several light-hued orbs. The active contrast of shapes and color suggests a human form.
The artist uses basic shapes and primary colors to portray the Israelites' worship of the golden calf. A thin vein of faded blue snakes through the dancing crowd. The dark throng of moving figures presents a stark contrast to the fiery backdrop and bright yellow beast.
Both sides of this vibrant image employ the color blue. On the left side, blue is placed among quiet shades of green to produce a calming effect. On the right side, blue is used to complement the brilliant chaos of reds and yellows. Blue provides a link between the contrasting components of an image.
A village presents a warm boundary between a snow-covered earth and a frigid winter sky. Soft orange-browns, reds, and pale yellows decorate the town's buildings. Blue is employed throughout the snow and sky. The artist uses the color to maintain focus on the village.
Two blue horses lean over a quiet pink woman. The calming coloration of the beasts provides a contrast to the bright yellows and reds of the roaring lion and the housing behind it.
The artist relies heavily on contrast to dramatize this portrayal of a woman on the back of a rearing stallion. Bright oranges and pinks complement the sky-blue coat of the lively horse.
Blue serves a single purpose in this composition; It directs the viewer's eye to the massive, floating, red-orange bucket that dominates the painting's center. The calming blue presents a gentle but contrasting backdrop to the large inanimate object.
A weathered blue-green sky overshadows the yellowed landscape below. The stormy atmosphere mirrors the struggle of the entrapped creature and complements the petal-like blood drops that litter the earth. The rabbit's eye is represented by a single blue dot that contrasts with its earth-toned frame.
Blue presents a contrast within this composition because it is the only true color used. A blue figure is dappled with sparse black shading and placed against a plain, white backdrop.
The red-orange hair of the artist is complemented by a vivid flow of blue paint. Lines of indigo direct the viewer's eyes to the man's face.
This painting provides a contrast between colors and figures. The soft blue of the women's dresses contrasts with their pink faces and the earth-brown of the man's coat. The red leaves complement the evening sky.
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