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JOHN CURRIN’S BLONDEST  BLONDES
From Anish Kapoor’s Blackest Black to Yves Klein’s signature International Klein Blue...
Art Stuff 08 May 2018

From Anish Kapoor’s Blackest Black to Yves Klein’s signature International Klein Blue, there is no doubt that art and colour are inseparable. Have you, for example, ever noticed the variation of eye colours in Vermeer’s portraits? Let us introduce someone who definitely has, and who’s more than a little obsessed with the relationship between art and hue. NYC-based artist and photographer Edith Young has scoured the art world to index the shades of Madame de Pompadour’s rouge, the ‘reds of the red caps in Renaisssance portraits,’ and the perfect shade of blonde used by John Currin, to create ‘typologies of color and text.’  These perfectly organised ‘painterly Pantones’ are soothing and very
satisfying to look at.

John Currins Blondes Edith Young

John Currin‘s Blondes 20 x 30“, inkjet print, 2017


 
Red Caps Edith Young

The Reds of the Red Caps in Renaissance Portraits 24 x 36“, inkjet print, 2016


 
Madame de Pompadour Edith Young

The Blush of Madame De Pompadour‘s Cheeks 20 x 30“, inkjet print, 2017


 
The blues of Hockney's pools, 24 x 36, inkjet print, 2017

The Blues of Hockney‘s Pools 24 x 36“, inkjet print, 2017

This Feature Got Published in TheArtGorgeous Magazine#4 to Download e-version click here
Artist EDITH YOUNG
Photos via TheArtGorgeous

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