Emmanuelle Moureaux Color Installations
Have you ever heard of the farmer who painted his cows green so that his cows might give him more milk? It is difficult to say whether he got more milk from his cows, but in a fact, color affects people in several
ways. It was not for nothing that back in the 1950s the Swiss psychotherapist Max Lyuscher, the author of the famous color test, proved the influence of color on certain functions of the human body. Thus, a red color raises blood pressure, and the same blue color, on the contrary, soothes. Undoubtedly, wise approach to color in architecture and design have many possibilities. And realizing the importance of using color in everyday life, many creative people, including artists, architects and designers work in this direction. Among the brightest and most talented designers, in particular, is the Frenchwoman Emmanuelle Moureaux, who creates unusually beautiful ideas of color application in interior and architecture. In her creative collection are several art installations, and the most notable – “Forest of Numbers”, “Christmas Forest in 100 colors”, “Color Of Time”, and “1000 colors recipe”.
Born in 1971, France, Emmanuelle Moureaux is living in Tokyo since 1996.
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Emmanuelle Moureaux Color Installations
Japanese traditionally forbidden colors
Historically, the forbidden color, known in Japan as kindziki, is the color of clothing, the monopoly for the use of which was a certain privelege of officials. Also, the system of forbidden colors appeared in the 8th century, during the time of the existence of the ritciero system. However, preserved to the present day, it no longer has a legal status. In particular, the forbidden colors include the seven colors established in the X-XI centuries. Among them – Pale-green, Sumach, Pale-red, Yellow-red, Dark purple, Gardenia, Rock and Dark-sappan. However, in the XIX century, during the Meiji period, they removed the ban from all colors, except for sumac, yellow-red and gardenia.
Meanwhile, exceptionally the Emperor of Japan could use Sumac’s color (Japanese: ko-roden) for the outer clothing. To date, the ceremonial Japanese clothing of the emperor during the enthronement – painted only in this sumac color. Besides, the source of the dye is fruits of sumac (Rhus succedanea) – a Japanese wax tree.
Fearing colors and chromophobia varieties
First of all, phobias persecute people with good imagination. In some cases, these symptoms can develop into a full-scale anxiety attack. As a consequence of these signs, some people prefer isolation, which in turn leads to serious difficulties in daily life. In other cases, a person can seek a medical solution to the problem, due to constant concern about the alleged illness or imminent death.
Noteworthy, Fear of color in general, known as chromophobia, includes also sub-fears. In particular, Black – melanophobia, Purple – porphyrophobia, Yellow – xanthophobia, Red – erythrophobia, and White – leukophobia.
For example, Block was afraid of yellow color. But brave Napoleon – cats and white horses. And Ostap Bender, the hero of Ilf and Petrov was terrified by the mere mention of the black priests …
Meanwhile, actual clinical phobias to color are rare. Yet, colors can elicit hormonal responses and psychological reactions.
Phobias are obsessive pathological fears. At the same time, they can lead to varios problerms, from discomfort to overwhelming horror. Besides, we can talk about phobias only if the fear is pathological, abnormal and without a logical explanation.
Chinese colorful Mid-Autumn Festival
Traditionally, Chinese people celebrate the colorful Mid-Autumn Festival at the beginning of October. On this day, it is customary to admire the full moon, gather in the family circle to remember the relatives and friends who are away from home. They launch colorful lanterns into the sky and give each other “yuebiny” (lunar gingerbread). Meanwhile, the origin of the Feast is associated with a legend.
Once in ancient China lived a skilful archer named Hou Yi and his wife Chang’e. Once on the celestial vault instead of a single sun came just ten, resulting in a terrible drought. Emperor Yao, who ruled China then, was very worried because of the suffering of his people and asked Hou Y to bring down nine suns. The archer coped with the task. In gratitude, the emperor gave him the elixir of immortality. Besides, he advised not to take it immediately, but first spend a year in prayer. When Hou Yi was not at home, Chang’e discovered the elixir and drank it, because of what it got up into the air and flew to the moon. After death, Hou I ascended into the sun. Since then, once a year – the 15th day of the 8th month – Hou Yi and Chang’e meet.
Life in color inspirational quotes
Whoever refuses the color, he dissolves in the cold. For he loses his soul, which means that immortality is possible. Who will voluntarily give his color to another without remnant? What could be worse than death after death? (Turgor)
And I also know that when your true color tears you from the inside, you can wrap yourself in ten layers of white or black, nothing will help. It’s like trying to plug a waterfall with a handkerchief. (Mariam Petrosyan, the house in which …)
Color can soothe and excite, create harmony and cause shock. It can wait for miracles, but it can cause catastrophe. Jacques Vienot
Entrance Door Color According to Feng Shui
What color is the best for the front door? First of all, a good color is a color that combines and resonates with the design and color of the house, as well as its surroundings. But such a thing as “the best color” does not exist at all! However, some books and feng shui teachings say that the favorable color for the entrance door is red. In fact, this concept stems from the Chinese tradition.
In ancient China, there were very strict rules regarding homes: people could build houses with various rooms, but the color of the door needed to be made of a certain color. In fact, the color of doors should be in accordance with the position of a person in society and the position held in the government. In particular, most people were forbidden to have red doors. Red color denoted the status of the nobility. Therefore, the red door, perceived as wealthy and noble, meant that behind this door lived rich people.
However, this is a cultural value, not a universal one. Accordingly, if something is not universally true, it is not feng shui.
Choosing wedding color palette
One of the first decisions in preparing for a wedding is the choice of its color. All the details of the wedding decor should harmoniously blend, creating a general holiday atmosphere. Meanwhile, there are several basic rules for choosing a color solution. First, when choosing the color of a wedding, it is worth taking into account the time of the year. There are colors that are associated with each of them or perfectly fit into the landscape. Bright pink and orange in the wedding palette, for example, are more suitable for organizing a winter wedding. Indeed, these colors look very harmonious against the background of gray skies and white snow. But in the spring you should pay attention to the pastel colors. Nature wakes up, and tenderness is in the air.
However, the main is a competent accent setting, because overdone with shades is very easy. Then the whole ceremony will look, at least, strangely and excessively colorfully. In addition, the color of the wedding depends on its theme. In particular, the wedding in the Asian style involves the use of red, green, brown or gold. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine a bridal luxurious oriental tale without bright, rich flowers and a large tent. But a refined wedding in the style of Tiffany – it’s blue, turquoise and mint in a combination of black or chocolate.