Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Color Green

Star Trek Woman

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Great time to talk about green.

Green In Culture:
Green was symbolic of resurrection and immortality in Ancient Egypt the god Osiris was depicted as green-skinned.

Many flags of the Islamic world are green, as the color is considered sacred in Islam.

In the Celtic tradition, green was avoided in clothing for its superstitious association with misfortune and death.

Green Artist Quotes:
"Absolute green is the most restful color, lacking any undertone of joy, grief, or passion. On exhausted men this restfulness has a beneficial effect, but after a time it becomes tedious."
Wassily Kandinsky

"When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering, I say to myself "Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!".
Henri Rousseau

"They'll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never."
Pablo Picasso

Dozer In Shades Of Green

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Duncki said...

Trivia note: During the filming of the Star Trek pilot - "The Cage", later readapted as "Menagerie I and II" - dailies were shot, developed overnight, and reviewed the next day. Not knowing that Susan Oliver's green coloration was part of the charater, the developing lab color adjusted the film every night to acceptable skin tones - leaving the production directors wondering what was wrong with their cameras, their lighting, and the make-up. It took several days to uncover the cause of the "ungreening" of the green Orion slave girl.

Rebecca said...

great trivia!

Renee said...

I love your artwork!

Rebecca said...

Thanks Renee!