The symbolic color

Our five-episode series “Color: a journey through art and design" continues with the second episode “Symbolic color" dedicated to the evolution of the symbolism of color.

Gražina Subelytė – Associate Curator at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection – will explain how color symbolism tends to be determined culturally and inevitably influenced by changes over time.

Vasilij Kandinskij - Landscape with Red Spots, No. 2, 1913Vasily Kandinsky - Landscape with Red Spots, No. 2, 1913, Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The symbolic and shared system of meaning of color is different in every culture, and it reflects the values and beliefs of its context. Colors as symbols are widely used and learning about them is part of a social learning process. The same color can have very different associations even within the same culture in diverse periods or, perhaps, even at the same time.

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Next episodes to come:

6th April, Color in modern art
12th April, Color in architecture and design – part I
19th April, Color in architecture and design – part II

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