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Colour Creates the Mood

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Have a look around the room you are sitting in.  What is the predominant colour in this room?  Take account of not just the colour in the walls but also the soft furnishings and the artwork.  What is the dominant colour or colours?  Why did you choose those colours?  Are they your favourite colours or do you have them because…

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What effect does colour have on us?

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In my earlier article (How do we ‘look’ at art?) I explained that colour affects the whole body and when we look at a piece of art we are using more than just our eyes.  But how does colour actually affect us?  Let’s start by considering each of the seven main colours of the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue,…

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How do we ‘look’ at art?

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In this series of articles I am going to explore how we look at art, the part that colour plays in our lives and how art can contribute to health and well being.  This first article considers how we ‘look’ at art. To begin with I want to ask you to consider – what part of our body do we…

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