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Color Inspiration from the Masters of Painting

Color inspiration from the master of painting

Monet, Van Gogh, Da Vinci. The very names of these fundamental painters carry gravitas. Their paintings have spawned whole artistic movements, have inspired generations of artists and struck awe in the heart of museum-goers. Even if the art-world lingo is not your cup of tea, the contributions to color that characterized some of the world’s most famous paintings can bring a sense of grace to your home. Not only can 360° Painting help you with color consultation, but they also masterfully wield paintbrushes (slightly larger than Monet’s!). Give us a call at (866) 496-0092. We used PPG’s The Voice of Color Visualize Color to match these stunning paintings.

  1. The Renaissance

The Renaissance color palette

(Raphael, School of Athens)

Out of the Dark Ages came the flourishing of art and culture that is known as the Renaissance. Encyclopedia Brittanica describes the Renaissance as a time of “increased awareness of nature”, and particularly flourished in the art, music and textile industries in Italy. Leonardo DaVinci, Michaelangelo and Raphael are the great Italian masterminds; try bringing the power and the genius behind Raphael’s School of Athens into your study or library this November.

  1. The Impressionists

The Impressionists color palette

(Claude Monet, Water Lilies)

Starry Night color palette

(Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night)

According to the Met, the Impressionist, the most well-known of whom are Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh, were characterized by the “unfinished” nature of their paintings; their broad strokes, blurred figures, and expansive landscapes focused on the exposition of light and used an abundance of colors to convey emotion and “spontaneity”. Let this group of painters inspire a liveliness, a rejection of tradition, in your home, just as they did in the art world.

  1. Art Nouveau

Art Noveau color palette

(Louis Comfort Tiffany, Magnolias and Irises)

In the late 19th and early 20th century, a new form of art gained dominance, particularly in France. The Met describes Art Noveau as full of sinuous lines and “whiplash curves” which were direct translations of the artistic observation of the natural world. Don’t be inspired by just the romantic colorings of this art form, but also consider integrating some of the patterns through wallpaper or fabric in your home. This Tiffany stained glass window, Magnolias and Irises,  is a great example of both the colors and sinuous lines.

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