Another melancholy but attractive color palette. I’m going to update my blog with four new categories (Color Palette, Photo Apps, 3D Prints, Go Green) and this is in Color Palette.
Endless Shadow of Melancholy
Palette from the Image of Giorgio de Chirico
Chirico has been always my favorite artist. So I’m happy to make a new palette from his painting [Mystery and Melancholy of a Street] which may be adored much by the fans of art and surrealism.
Giorgio de Chirico is known as a surrealist with his unique expression of something subconscious in Roman arcades, long shadows and illogical perspective.
The paintings de Chirico produced between 1909 and 1919, his metaphysical period, are characterized by haunted, brooding moods evoked by their images. At the start of this period, his subjects were motionless cityscapes inspired by the bright daylight of Mediterranean cities, but gradually he turned his attention to studies of cluttered storerooms, sometimes inhabited by mannequin-like hybrid figures.
De Chirico found inspiration in the unexpected sensations that familiar places or things sometimes produced in him: In a manuscript of 1909 he wrote of the “host of strange, unknown and solitary things that can be translated into painting … What is required above all is a pronounced sensitivity.” Metaphysical art combined everyday reality with mythology, and evoked inexplicable moods of nostalgia, tense expectation, and estrangement. The picture space often featured illogical, contradictory, and drastically receding perspectives. Among de Chirico’s most frequent motifs were arcades, of which he wrote: “The Roman arcade is fate … its voice speaks in riddles which are filled with a peculiarly Roman poetry”.
Since this post is not for introducing the painter in my limited English, I think I’d better go on melancholy color palette from the image.
Palette from the image [Mystery and Melancholy of a Street] by Chirico
- CMYK: 69, 84, 87, 62 | 9, 33, 73, 0 | 78, 41, 47, 0 | 100, 93, 35, 1
- Web: #341913, #E9B552, #377E83, #16336F
- Mood: melancholy, having shadow but not totally dark
The street is endless and fascinating, though it looks isolated (but sort of linked) by the long shadows.
Now you know you can make your palette easily, just like how I did. There would be no failure with the great artists’ pictures!
I also want to introduce Chirico‘s another painting [The Red Tower]. Similarly, it has tone-down colors that can make another melancholy color palette if you love the one for today.