"Art Color Chain” is created based on the collection of "Google Art Palette”. In this project, the first three colors of a five-color palette extracted from an artwork become the inspiration for exploring the next piece of art, generating a chain of colors in art across the ages and styles.
Composition II with Red Blue and Yellow
Oil on canvas
45 x 45 cm
A 1930 painting by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. After a Cubist phase built entirely on the contrast between light and dark, in 1920 Mondrian found his own style, which he dubbed “Neoplasticism”. In the construction of the picture, this process relied entirely on vertical and horizontal lines and the use of the primary colours red, blue and yellow. The aesthetic objective was to obtain an arrangement of balanced contrasts: non-colours/primary colours; vertical/horizontal. Mondrian sought to give expression to the “universal” through the absolute harmony of the individual pictorial elements.*
**This deep green color is supposed to be black while the extracted color by Google is a bit off.
The Golden Wall
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 1/4 in.
The Art Institute of Chicago
German-born American artist Hans Hofmann is considered to have both preceded and influenced Abstract Expressionism. Frustrated by the limits of linear perspective, he introduced his “push-and-pull” theory in order to create a more dynamic sense of space in his paintings, in which forms and colors appear to simultaneously advance and recede. In “The Golden Wall”, rectangles of varying sizes and colors direct the gaze across the picture. Some forms appear to float above the expressive brushstrokes that punctuate the work, while others are embedded in the background, providing the canvas with a lively sense of movement and dimension.*
Super Pueblo #1
Oil on canvas
73 x 83 in.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program
With his use of color and imagery, drawing inspiration from the abstract expressionism, surrealism, and pop art movements, and inclusion of Indian themes, Native American artist Fritz Scholder’s work inspired Native Americans from different backgrounds to embrace their heritage and explore creative possibilities.*
In the Southwestern United States, Pueblo refers to the Indian tribes of Puebloans having fixed-location communities with permanent buildings. The structures were usually multi-storied buildings surrounding an open plaza, with rooms accessible only through ladders raised/lowered by the inhabitants.**
Acrylic on paper
38 x 50 in.
Florida State Museum of Fine Arts
Trevor Bell was an English Leeds-born artist and contemporary visual artist. The vibrant abstract paintings and drawings of Trevor Bell helped define the modern art of the community of St Ives. But he also spent a significant part of his career in the US, where he is remembered as a charismatic teacher, as well as for huge, expansive paintings and public artworks.*
Fadi Al Hamwi
Acrylic on canvas
200 x 265 cm
Barjeel Art Foundation
Born in 1986, Fadi Al-Hamwi is a Syrian painter, video and installation artist, who has participated in numerous solo exhibitions and produced many installations in several studios in Damascus, Beirut and Berlin. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany. “Mind Static” is among his “Society – 180 degree” series.*
At the Fair, Where the Art Bubble Bulges…
Ink, acrylic, distemper, and water soluble oil on canvas
Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development
Largely self taught , Gromyko Semper is an artist based in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. Gromyko see his artwork as a mystic revelation of a hitherto unknown mythos and pantheon, a synthesis of Jung, Kabala, Gnosticism, and various archetypes borrowed from the ancient civilisations of the Mediterranean, the Middle and Far East to encode a synthesis of his views.