How Color Can Affect Us
A look at what color can do to alter our emotions and set the mood of a piece.
The use of rich, deep colors add to the drama of the scene portrayed here.
Color is used in a very practical way here, as a method of distinguishing nations through recognizable symbols.
This piece shows a warmly-colored fantastical landscape that is very dreamlike and imaginative.
The muted colors here are used to convey the ideal mood for a day in the park: light, smooth, and relaxing.
Van Gogh uses cool colors with a distinct art style to create a dark, mysterious feel.
This outlandish piece uses saturated colors to invoke a sense of wonder and total fantasy.
The warm colors and distinct layout here give this piece a feel of an advertisement or pamphlet.
Rich colors are employed to create dramatic feelings in this beautiful and victorious scene.
The warm background combined with the rosy-colored ground contrast with the seemingly gloomy situation of riding a horse through a baron desert.
This abstract piece relies on color and brush work to present a message of organized chaos.
The interesting brush work combines with light colors to bring recognizable feelings for those who have been in a similar setting.
Color is crucial in conveying the artist's message by accentuating the propaganda-like design.
More light colors, along with the apparent use sfumato make this a realistic scene which may bring a sense of nostalgia.
Color is very important here, given the style of brush work the artist has chosen. He creates a very vibrant scene with multiple shades of green.
The warm colors here create an ideal, peaceful setting. The mosaic-style leans heavily on the use of color to construct this distinguishable feeling.
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This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Imperial War Museums
MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
MuMa - Musée d'art moderne André Malraux
MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Museum of Street Art
Muzeul Național Brukenthal
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga
Maryhill Museum of Art
The Art Institute of Chicago
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