A new study revealed that red, purple, and pink promote image sharing online, while green, blue, black, and yellow suppress it
The European Union is considering a ban on the cadmium pigment in artists’ paints.
Monet and Renoir drenched their canvases in colors that until that point had been prohibitively expensive for most artists, yet during their lifetimes became available synthetically in mass production.
There’s a reason Matisse left white borders of blank canvas in his paintings, and why your dogs don’t appreciate a Mark Rothko color field the way you do (aside from dogs’ general disregard for art). Our perception of color is linked to the brain, and highly subjective. While on the surface this seems like a fairly straightforward concept, the science behind color is complex.
Two days ago, Americans watched (many via Twitter) Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibuster the hell out of a proposed bill that would have banned all abortions in the state after 20 weeks and closed all but five of Texas’s clinics that currently offer the procedure. Davis stood and spoke without any breaks (including to drink, eat, or use the bathroom) for 13 hours, and perhaps because of that heroic effort — or perhaps because of a sexist male reporter with an eye for detail — a lot of attention ended up focused on her shoes. Davis wore pink sneakers for her filibuster, and those sneakers have become a symbol.
Billy Sullivan is doing something magical with green. The number his recent paintings pull off with a grassy, mossy, lush hue make for a required trip to the Nicole Klagsbrun gallery.