Quotes About Color By Derek Jarman

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“Violet has the shortest wavelength of the spectrum. Behind it, the invisible ultraviolet. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Poor violet, violated for a rhyme.”

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“Indian yellow, banned. Cows were poisoned with mango leaves and the colour was made from their urine. It is the bright yellow in Indian miniatures. Although yellow occupies one-twentieth of the spectrum, it is the brightest colour.” (quote graphic)

“Red protects itself. No colour is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum.” (quote graphic)

“Painters use red like spice.” ~ Derek Jarman (quote graphic)

About Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman (1942-1994) was an English Film Director, Stage Designer, Artist and Writer. Jarman was the maverick radical of the British cinema during the late 1970s, ’80s, and early ’90s. His highly idiosyncratic form of avant-garde art cinema managed to sustain itself due to his personal reputation as an auteur, as an enfant terrible, and to his more or less public private life.

Jarman was an artist of many dimensions: an author of autobiographical journals, a poet, a painter, a scriptwriter, a film director, a cinematographer, and a set designer. Jarman was at the same time a modernist and a Renaissance artist. (excerpt from BFI Screen Online)

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