Here in El Paso Texas, no one would remark on a
lavender-color house. Within a few blocks of my house are houses painted
deep magenta, lemon yellow, bubble gum pink, or two-tone orange-and-blue
(our local university's colors). And that's not to mention the businesses
that are actually trying to attract attention to themselves.
To each his own.
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Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 11:54
Subject: Re: Chromoskedasic
It's all context isn't it? In some neighborhoods,
lavender could appear subdued, depending on hue, value, chroma of it and color
schemes as compared with the other houses...especially if all the other houses
have Jackson Pollock-esque murals on their garage doors (not in my back yard,
So, if everything is Pollock-esque, nothing stands
out as unique...unless you're really into looking at that kind of thing enough
to look for the differences. But the painting of the lavender box, by
contrast would appear more simple, thoughtful and contemplative and therefore
strikingly unique. I'm no art historian, but maybe that's how Mark
Rothko stood apart from the rest during his time (among many other
Don Bryant wrote:
...unless we're talking about the process of painting houses...which
some would argue can be artful.
That seems to be the case in my neighborhood. Just down the road from my
plantation someone has painted their house lavender!
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