Orange you glad to see me?

Orange, a color, it seems, people either love or hate. When was the last time you heard someone say, "Orange is my favorite color."? It is a color associated with amusement and has important significants in Buddhism and Hinduism. A color that didn't even have a name until the 15 century. This galley will focus on works that primarily use the color orange, "the loneliest color".                                                                                                                                         By Joseph Hardin

A perspective design for an black and yellow box, seen from above, with orange squares and triangular shapes in the corners. Two orange criss crossed geometric figures or shapes meet together in the middle with yellow wrapping around the right side and bottom of the box.
A somewhat abstract portrait, using jagged and shape lines, depiction of a woman wearing an orange dress. She is kneeling, perhaps performing a dance, while covering her chest and neck with her arms. Part of her hand is obscuring her face and she has a red or orange flower in her hair.
This painting depicts the rising sun chasing the night away. The sun is a bright orange color, over a tan background. The suns raises resemble an orange fruit that has been cut in half. The orange lines creating the organic look of the pulp and tannins inside.
This drawing depicts dozens of overlapping or stacking chairs on an orange background. The black lines, done in felt tip pen, run over each other freely until the shape of the chairs are almost lost.
In this "Painting in Painting" a painters easel is set up in front of an orange wall or background. On the easel is a canvas depicting a cat or kitten in black and white paint. A fish, or fish like shape hangs off of the easel and the artist has signed his name to the bottom of the cat portrait.
This is a depiction of a woman standing, facing away, or slowly walking away, dressed in orange leggings or socks and a blouse. The blouse contains a patten made up of blue, red and orange shapes. She appears to be nude under the blouse, drawn in soft rounded lines, as if she has just woken up or recently gotten out of a bath.
This painting is meant to detect the nature of reality. Orange slowly bleeds or funnels down into a black darkness. The painting might be two figures, or shadows about to join together. The lines of the orange are brighter at the top of the painting and become softer and more transparent towards the bottom.
This painting depicts the desert floor as a man wanders in search of grubs to eat. The large oblong orange shapes represent foot prints. At the top left of the painting the mans boomerang is laying in the dirt. The round holes are where he has stuck his fingers into the earth. The long orange lines in the bottom left are where he has run his fingers through the desert sand.
This painting depicts two young children, a boy and a girl, standing in front of an orange and yellow back ground playing instruments. The girl is blessed in a yellow dress and is playing a violin. The boy is dressed in orange and is playing a yellow guitar.
This lithograph, down on orange paper, depicts the events or aftermath of a battle. In the center a rider on horseback leaps over a pile of dead bodies. In the right hand the rider holds a sword, in the left a torch. The orange color imply the setting of the sun after a bloody and deadly battle.
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