Pink

The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture

€ 35.00

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Pink
The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture

Edited by Barbara Nemitz, Texts by Hideto Fuse, Barbara Nemitz, Karl Schawelka, Thomas von Taschitzki

English

2006. 320 pp., 283 color ills.

17.80 x 24.70 cm
velour

ISBN 978-3-7757-1771-7

An exquisite, velour-bound book on the nature of the color pink and featuring works by about 50 artists.

Pink: things tender, eccentric, sweet, fragile, and delectable are affiliated with this pastel color. Few colors trigger more contradictory associations and emotions, so that artists of all hues—from Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Caspar David Friedrich to Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, Pipilotti Rist, and Sylvie Fleury—have studied it in their works.

Reactions to pink are determined by various factors, such as one’s cultural background. There is a positive perception of pink in Japan, for example, where every year people contemplate the pink blossoms of the cherry trees and the leaves which, after just a few days, drift like snow to the ground—symbolic for the death of the samurai, who falls in the bloom of youth.

This book about the nature of the color pink was released just as the cherries were blooming. It features works by about fifty international artists, as well as numerous everyday objects, and was conceived by artist and art professor Barbara Nemitz.

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