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Green color inspiration

Green color inspiration

Model Diana Pentovich, green-eyed model from Russia. Photographer Nadezhda Sokologorskaya. Green color inspiration

Green color inspiration

According to Russian Expressionist Painter Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), “Absolute green is the most restful color, lacking any undertone of joy, grief, or passion. On exhausted men this restfulness has a beneficial effect, but after a time it becomes tedious.”
Meanwhile, psychologists explain the positive effect of green color on the human body because it is shades of green that we associate with nature, with something alive and fresh. Thus, green background refreshes work environment, and makes it not so grim and sad. In several religions, green is the color associated with resurrection and regeneration. For example, in Ghardaia and other parts of M’zab, houses painted in green indicate that the inhabitants have made a pilgrimage to Mecca. Also, green, blue-green, and blue are sacred colors in Iran where they symbolize paradise. As the emblematic color of Ireland, green represents the vast green hillside as well as Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. By the way, bright green is the color of the astrological sign Cancer. And finally, green has always been my first favorite color.

Green eyed cat with green emerald pendant

Green-eyed cat with green emerald pendant

Among the green minerals Emerald – chrome colored variety of beryl, olive green peridot – jewelry peridot, malachite, chrome diopside, and green garnet uvarovite, called also demantoid (like diamonds) for the beautiful play of color in the faceted stone dioptase.

Generally, color experts agree that green is the color of balance and harmony and symbolizes spring and youth, hope and joy. In Christianity, green is the color of new life, and is associated with baptism and the feast of the Eucharist. In the Muslim world, green signifies the Prophet Muhammad and therefore represents the entire religion. As Islam’s sacred color, however, green is reserved as a special sign of respect and veneration. In England, the color “Lincoln Green” has a heroic connotation because of its connection with the folk figure Robin Hood. In the Western world, the “Go” sign is green, and “Think green” has become the byword for ecological preservation.

However, as with most colors, green has negative as well as positive connotations. Oddly, in view of its generally positive connotation of health and growth, green can also symbolize illness, as in the green of bile or in some¬one’s being said to “turn green”—which comes from actual loss of the healthy skin color (perhaps due to the loss of its complement, red, from the “blush” of good health).

It is also the color of envy and jealousy, especially in its less popular mixtures, such as intense yellow-green and olive green. Recall that in William Shakespeare’s play Othello, Iago warned his master, “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster…” Green also appears in oddities, such as “Little Green Men” from outer space and “The Incredible Hulk.” As Jim Henson’s creation Kermit the Frog said, “It’s not easy being green.”

Green color inspiration

Source of images: fan group of green color lovers