June 6, 2007

Celebrate pink.

Flower

Really. Celebrate pink.

14 comments:

MadisonMan said...

The Pepto Bismol's on me!

Jimmy said...

Creepy.

One minute of content and with one and a half minutes of intro and closing credits??

angieoh! said...

I think this might be my favorite of all your flower photos of late. Just gorgeous!

Palladian said...

Amazingly, those films are made to sell tennis shoes!

If you want creepy, watch the "black" one. If that doesn't whet your hunger for sneakers, nothing will!

Zeb Quinn said...

Surrender the pink.

George said...

Then there's the book/art project "Pink" edited by Barbara Nemitz....

http://www.uni-weimar.de/projekte/rosa/

http://www.amazon.com/Pink-Barbara-Nemitz/dp/3775717714/ref=pd_bbs_2/002-8345365-0193629?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1181148997&sr=1-2

From the rosy tint of wind-reddened cheeks to the first flush of arousal, from cherry blossoms to PeptoBismol, pink is a sweet, intimate, fragile and sickening shade. Few colors trigger more contradictory associations and emotions--tender, childish, plastic, pornographic--or are so symbolic of both high and low culture. Pink is sometimes awkward, even embarrassing, but on the other hand it is enjoyed and associated with the idea of beauty. Artists of all hues, from Jean-Honore Fragonard to Pablo Picasso, Caspar David Friedrich, Louise Bourgeois, Sylvie Fleury or Pipilotti Rist, have studied it in their works. The examples collected here include those and more, featuring Caspar David Friedrich, the early Joseph Beuys, Willem De Kooning, Andy Warhol and Yves Klein, not to mention contemporaries like Christo, Nan Goldin, Vanessa Beecroft, Wolfgang Tillmans, Takashi Murakami and Pipilotti Rist. In addition, Pink gathers work by a group of young talents from the Bauhaus University in Vienna and the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where working students cooperated over an interactive web site to investigate the color's most current perceptions and uses. Their final selection suggests, among other things, that viewer reactions are determined by cultural factors. For example, the positive perception of pink in Japan seems strikingly masculine to the Western viewer; every year the country pauses to contemplate the pink blossoms of the cherry trees, which, after just a few days, drift like snow to the ground, symbols of the death of the samurai, who falls in the bloom of youth. As the cherry trees blossom, this book on the nature of pink makes its debut, an unusual intercultural discourse.

Ann Althouse said...

"From the rosy tint of wind-reddened cheeks to the first flush of arousal, from cherry blossoms to PeptoBismol, pink is a sweet, intimate, fragile and sickening shade...."

Pink isn't a "shade." It's a hue.

jane said...

Yes, but calling this magenta “pink” is an act of violets against the color wheel. In the fuschia, we should hue more carefully to proper names and spectral accuracy.

Ann Althouse said...

"an act of violets"

I hope that was intentional!

John Stodder said...

Once again, I have the vapors.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

In the fuschia

Gesundheit, Jane!

George said...

Hue's on first?
I don't know.
What's his name?
Third vase.

Bissage said...
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Bissage said...

Peony season’s drawing to a close, so here’s a recommendation.

If you’ve got the money, they’ve got the peonies.

You’ll have to wait until Autumn.

Don’t forget the bonemeal.

Enjoy.