Ultra Violet | PANTONE'S 2018 Color of the Year

“We’re in a complex time; this is a complex color.”
- Lee Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

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With their announcement, Pantone explains: "[Ultra Violet] is a very provocative shade, but it’s also a thoughtful color–it sounds like a bit of an oxymoron,” Eiseman says. “This is the kind of color attached, historically, to originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking. These are the elements we need to create a meaningful future. Inventiveness and imagination is something we seek in our personal lives and business worlds. People are looking for that ‘magic bullet,’ and this shade is the perfect shade to lead right into it . . . It’s intriguing, fascinating, and magical.”

 

Please enjoy 20 images inspired by the color Ultra Violet...

Rest in Praise, Mr. Christenberry

Renowned Southern artist, William Christenberry passed away Monday, November 28th. His photographs of the dilapidated buildings and vanishing landscapes of Alabama have as lasting endurance as the writing of Faulkner or the music of Ray Charles. Christenberry epitomizes the great identity within Southern culture that was written about in Heritage of the South: "a loyalty to a place where habits are strong and memories are long. If those memories could speak, they would tell stories of a region powerfully shaped by it's history and determined to pass it on to future generations."

We remain grateful for his eye and the Kodak Brownie that captured his images. Rest in praise, Mr. Christenberry.

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Independence Day from Amy Parry Projects!

This painting is a perfect expression of James Abbott McNeil Whistler's intent to create art for art's sake. Some of life's experiences are best depicted through nuance and implication. 
 

James Abbott McNeil Whistler,  Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket , ca. 1875, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, Detroit Institute of Arts

James Abbott McNeil Whistler, Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, ca. 1875, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, Detroit Institute of Arts


Whistler had given to literally flinging paint at the canvas and had become quite masterful at it by the time he created this Nocturne series. This city scene expresses very well the intangible moment that a burst of fireworks can imprint in spectators' minds. 


May you create memories and feel spectacular this holiday weekend.

 


Cheers!


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