Data on the Use of Color

Measure for Measure, 26" x 29.5"
Measure for Measure, 26″ x 29.5″

Who knew more painters were using more blue? Well apparently these folks did.

If you are a painter, you’ll find this interesting. One of my new works shows I’m right in the trend with color. Check it out here:

http://flowingdata.com/2015/04/08/color-use-in-paintings-by-year/

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Author: patricia906

I am a mixed media artist using surface design and texture to explore the patterns and associations in our world.

2 thoughts on “Data on the Use of Color”

  1. Another explanation or at least a contributing factor might have something to do with the content of the paintings. Up to around 1900 painters mostly painted figuratively. That restricted the colors to the colors of what they painted. Since then, abstract painting or other, less naturalistic directions of painting, like expressionism, have removed that constraint.
    Moreover, the environment has become more colorful, with cheap synthetic colors for cloths, colorful cars etc. So even in figurative painting, the distribution of colors should have changed.

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