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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Contemporary abstract oil painting

White Dress
 oil on canvas

The Color White around the globe

White is the traditional color worn by brides in the western world, as well as in Japan.
White is a color of mourning in China and parts of Africa.
It was the custom for the Queens of France to wear deuil blanc or "white mourning"
White was the color of deepest mourning among medieval European queens was white rather than black. This tradition survived in Spain until the end of the fifteenth century.
In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. White was associated with metal, west, and autumn.
A white flag is universally recognized as a symbol of truce.
The Japanese have six distinct terms to define whiteness.
The ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams.


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