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  • Color Symbolism and Color Harmony and “America’s Most Wanted”
  • (Color Harmony created with Triadic color relationships.)
  • Color Harmony created with Complementary color relationships:
  • Color Harmony created with Analogous color relationships:
  • Color Harmony created with Monochromatic color relationships:
  • Color Symbolism: White was the color of mourning in Europe until the 16th Century. Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland and Widow of Francois II of France, (1542-1587)
  • “It was only with the rise of paid leave that a white pallor, that sign of class and wealthy idleness, was progressively replaced in the West by a suntanned glow of possibly exotic origin.” Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Portrait of a Young Woman, 1465
  • This Kayapo woman from Brazil paints her face red to evoke the blood of fertility and war.
  • Ceremonial garb in the Solomon Islands. This young boy wears red flowers in order to communicate with the spirits of the forest.
  • The Zinacantans of Chiapas, Mexico
  • Blue invokes the Virgin’s Mantle of Heaven: Piero Della Francesca, (15th Century Italy)
  • Blue signifies Lord Krishna, the Dionysian, trickster God of Hinduism:
  • Some questions from their nation-wide poll:
  • More questions:
  • Are you ready to see America’s Most Wanted?
  • America’s Most Wanted
  • Turkey’s Most Wanted
  • Kenya’s Most Wanted
  • (Denmark’s Most Wanted) "You know, many followers of our work have expressed disappointments in the paintings we based on results of poll. Same thing happened to the Russian President: for the first time ever, head of Russian government was elected democratically--and everyone is disappointed."
  • Are you ready to see America’s Most Unwanted?
  • America’s Most Unwanted
  • Turkey’s Most Unwanted
  • Kenya’s Most Unwanted
  • France’s Most Unwanted
  • Denmark’s Most Unwanted
  • Holland’s Most Wanted
  • Holland’s Most Unwanted
  • Thomas Kincaid
  • “As easy to like as a birthday cake or fireworks.”
  • Hiddenbrooke: a “Kincade” planned community in Vallejo, CA
  • Color Harmony and Symbolism: America’s Most Wanted You are going to make two pictures inspired by the examples of the artists Komar and Melamid: your own Most Wanted picture, and your own Most Unwanted picture. Use two illustration boards for this project, the mediums of your choice, and select the scale and dimensions of your choice. To start, take the condensed poll that Komar and Melamid conducted: What are your favorite colors? What are your least favorite colors? What are your favorite subjects? What are your least favorite subjects? Do you like smooth surfaces or textured ones? Modern or traditional imagery? Sharp angles or soft curves? Serious or festive imagery? Busy or simple design? Paintings that should teach a lesson? Famous or ordinary people? One person or a group? Nude or clothed figures? “I only like art that makes me happy”? “Art can be beautiful even if it is not realistic”? Use your responses to Komar and Melamid’s poll (along with additional questions you might have for yourself) before you figure out (and execute) what your most ideal picture would look like, and also the ugliest picture you can possibly imagine.
  • And now for a demo…