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Pantone Announces 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Pantone Announces 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities, and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the PANTONE Color Institute
Image courtesy of YesStyle

Described as “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone,” Living Coral purports to be the joyous visual remedy to our increasingly digital and dehumanized world.

For a full explanation of the qualities promoted by Living Coral along with an explanation of the process of selecting the Pantone Color of the Year, click here.

President Obama’s Portrait Receives Cheers While First Lady’s Portrait Gets Jeers

President Obama’s Portrait Receives Cheers While First Lady’s Portrait Gets Jeers

President Barack Obama's Official Portrait

Photo: NPG/Mark Gulezian

President Barack Obama’s official portrait was unveiled on February 12, 2018 to enthusiastic applause from an audience of politicians, journalists, and Hollywood celebrities. The oversized painting was created by Los Angeles native/New York based artist Kehinde Wiley in his signature realistic style, and includes visual “nods” to moments in President Obama’s life hidden in the foliage surrounding his figure. (more…)

Know Your Art Styles

Know Your Art Styles

The Corn Poppy

Image of “The Corn Poppy” by fauvist Kees van Dongen courtesy of the Museum of Fine Art Houston

Do you know the difference between Abstraction and Abstract Art? How about the difference between Realism and Photorealism?

While knowledge of art styles certainly isn’t necessary for navigating daily life, it may come in handy at cocktail parties and society gatherings.

For a quick primer, check out artist Marion Boddy-Evans‘ illustrated explanation of seven major painting styles on ThoughtCo.com.