The Color Of Emotion

How The Color Red Provides Many Dramatic Emotions:         By Brandon Rymanowicz

The Builders, Jacob Lawrence, 1947, From the collection of: The White House
Red gives this piece a dramatic mood of exhaustion. Everyone seems to be working very hard and the color of red gives the work a more serious tone.
Doubt-Red Wall5, Yang, Dae Won, 양대원, 2008, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
The color red in this piece gives a dramatic tone to the people. They appear more intimidating because of the red background.
Red Mark, Villoria, Ana, 2006/2006, From the collection of: Universidad Pública de Navarra
The color red is commonly associated with love. The note is about a goose foot in a red cloth but without knowing spanish, you would assume it's a love note because of the red heart.
Red Yamari flanked by Virupa and Dombi Heruka, 17th century, From the collection of: Rubin Museum of Art
The color red also brings the emotion of anger which is what can be assumed is what the ruler is feeling in this piece. Along with his expression, the color or red provides that extra dramatic tone.
Red landscape, Fred Williams, (1981), From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
In this piece the color red provides a sort of barren and desperate mood. Along with the very scarce branches, the whole land is red, symbolizing lack of health to the area.
Late Afternoon by the Sea [The Red Wave], Joaquín Clausell, ca. 1910, From the collection of: Museo Nacional de Arte
The color red can also provide a sign of danger. In this piece the red covers the whole sky which appears to portray a storm approaching. The red adds to the dramatic tone of this piece.
St. Roch, Abraham Bloemaert, First decade of the seventeenth century, From the collection of: The Morgan Library & Museum
In this piece red provides a more dramatic feeling. If this piece was a light blue color it would have a more peaceful vibe yet, the color red gives a dramatic mood to the angel approaching.
Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji: Fine Wind, Clear Morning, Katsushika Hokusai, 19c, From the collection of: Yamatane Museum of Art
Again in this piece, red provides a sense of danger. The whole piece is a calming blue color but then the volcano is dark red portraying the danger in it.
Site of Desire(Venice Biennale), Choi, Jeonghwa, 2005, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
What was interesting about this piece was the title is called "Site of Desire" and love/desire is a common emotion that comes from the color red.
Kaldor Public Art Project 20: Stephen Vitiello 2010, Stephen Vitiello, 13 August – 12 September 2010, From the collection of: Kaldor Public Art Projects
Red gives a mood of tension in this piece. With the dramatic lighting as it is, it creates a very eerie feeling. When you add the red hue, it makes the piece even more eerie.
The Scream, Edvard Munch, 1910, From the collection of: The Munch Museum, Oslo
The red colors in this piece creates a bit of a chaotic mood. You see a guy screaming as well as a red/orange sky and a reddish walkway which can create a sense of anxiety when viewing the person.
Untitled, Baruch Vergara, 2002, From the collection of: Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla
The color red adds so much emotion in this piece. You get a sense of struggle, abandonment, and depression. If this was a warm color then the emotions could be way different.
Exodus #4, And their cry came unto Lord by reason of the bondage, and God heard their groaning, Lipman-Wulf, Peter, 1960, From the collection of: Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
This piece has a very emotional meaning based on the title and the fact that red is used in it shows that the color red shows a lot of emotion. In this case it can show desperation and lack of health.
The Union of England and Scotland (Charles I as the Prince of Wales), Peter Paul Rubens, 1633/1634, From the collection of: Minneapolis Institute of Art
The color red in this piece is used mainly on the people to add to their emotional expressions. The red gives the dramatic mood that the people are giving off.
Vajravarahi with Brahmanarupa Mahakala, 20th century, From the collection of: Rubin Museum of Art
Once again red can symbolize danger. In this case obviously fire is a danger. It also can represent evil and anger which is what seems to be portrayed through the figure in the fire.
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