TITLE

SHADES OF MEANING

AUTHOR(S)
Power, Susan C.
PUB. DATE
July 1996
SOURCE
Surface Design Journal;Summer96, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the importance of color. It explains that colors can be used to communicate moods and feelings as well as express information about the artist. The natural associations held by colors, such as the color red connoting the idea of blood, are discussed and the organic materials used by artists to create pigments are examined. The particular significance of colors in Native American culture is addressed, including the use of symbols and brightly-colored clothing. Various examples of Native American myths surrounding colors are also provided.
ACCESSION #
32962023

 

Related Articles

  • MYTHS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS.  // Jack & Jill;Nov/Dec2016, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p16 

    The article lists some myths related to myths about Native Americans such as all Indians wear eagle feathers, movies accurately portray Native Americans; and totem poles are just for decoration.

  • WHITE. Deeb, Margie // Beaders Guide to Color;2004, p35 

    The article focuses on the color white and how it can be used in beadworks. The author explored the symbolism of the color, and she cited that it represented the purity of light and symbolized the sacred divine from which humans originated. She inferred that white clothing keeps one cooler in...

  • color systems.  // Artist's Illustrated Encyclopedia;2001, p109 

    A definition of the term "color systems" is presented. It refers to a method of identifying and cataloging colors. The color wheel is a restricted system. It helps in representing colors in a rough but practical manner. However, other systems define colors in a much more rigorous way. The most...

  • Living in color. Barker, Elizabeth // Natural Health;Feb2004, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p66 

    The article focuses on effects of colors on human beings. Revamping one's wardrobe with vibrant colors can lift one's spirit and brighten the world. There are 16.7 million colors in the universe, with each hue possessing a unique power to stir the spirit and conjure up various feelings. Vibrant...

  • Color in Greek Traditional Costume. Marinescu, Marina // Ornament;Spring86, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p63 

    The article discusses the historic, geographical, and symbolic implications of color in Greek costume. According to the article, the color schemes of white/black and white/red/black are the most frequent in the 19th and 20th centuries. Various other colors appeared under certain socio-historic...

  • color triangle.  // Artist's Illustrated Encyclopedia;2001, p109 

    A definition of the term "color triangle" is presented. It refers to a method of representing colors by arranging them around an equilateral triangle. The primary colors, which are red, yellow and blue, are placed at the vertices. It is mentioned that it is more common to use a color wheel than...

  • Creating With Color: MONOCHROMATIC. MAYBERRY, TAMI // CardMaker;Jul2009, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p60 

    The article characterizes the tone, emotion and mood conveyed by the colors used in creating personalized greeting cards. The author emphasized that when selecting colors for a card, the maker should keep the mood of the design in mind. Red is said to denote excitement and emotional intensity,...

  • Red Revs Up Apparel Programs.  // Wearables;Nov2008, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p38 

    The article describes the use of the color red in clothing apparel. It is stated that red is a good choice for apparel programs but its symbolism and relation to other colors should be understood. There are several shades of red including tomato reds, berry reds, and maroons and burgundies. The...

  • VIOLET & PURPLE. Deeb, Margie // Beaders Guide to Color;2004, p24 

    The article focuses on the color purple and how it can be used in beadworks. The author explored the symbolism of the color purple and highlighted the differences between it and violet. She inferred that purple was the most expensive color to produce in ancient times and was only worn by Roman...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics