Transformation with dancing
My daughter likes pink the most, but I like blue. That's why most of the clothes are blue. When I was young, I wanted to express to paint exactly blue, so I often looked up at the sky. I enjoyed imagining what it would be like if God had set the sky pink or green instead of blue. After the green, the color that reminds us of nature is blue.
Blue is a brilliant, beautiful, and perfect color that surpasses all other colors. No one can talk about this color, and people can do nothing with it. The quality of this color is still outstanding.
—Chennino Chennini, from Il libro dell’arte, circa 1400
A few recipe books, such as Cennino Cennini's 15th century Il Libro dell'Arte, revealed the secrets of preparing paints from pigments and dyes. Such books also provided sophisticated guidelines for using each color based on factors such as its lightfastness, toxicity, reactivity, and cost.
Lapis lazuli was quite expensive to use because of the scarcity of the mineral and the difficulty of its preparation. As Cennini details here, simple grinding produced a greyish blue, so complicated practices were needed to extract the vibrant ultramarine blue we are accustomed to in medieval art. The traditional use of Lapis blue for the robes of the Virgin Mary (who earlier had been shown in red) grew out of the value placed on this precious color.
It has been very difficult to find blue pigments in nature except for the color of light since ancient times. This is because the sea and sky are not actually blue, but appear blue because of light scattering.
In modern times, the value of blue has been proven by many studies closely related to human life. For example, there is research showing that when you are in a room painted in blue, you feel that time passes more slowly than it actually is. Blue also reduces appetite.
Last week on a children's playdate, a child brought my child a pretty blue hydrangea. Although it was a common hydrangea, it seemed unusually beautiful because it matched the pure and beautiful heart.
The flowers were beautifully mixed with purple and blue, and it looked as if each flower leaf would turn into a butterfly and fly away. In an instant, an image was drawn in my head and I immediately ran to the studio.
The work process will be included in the Photoshop tutorial in the info menu of this website when I have time later. First of all, I want to briefly show you the process of making it.
The beautiful hydrangea moves its petals to shake as the sound of music spreads. And they flap their wings all at once and soar into the sky. From where they flew, you can see the sparkling path made by the flapping of their wings. This is the image that popped into my mind.
Always put the picture file on other picture selling sites when I've done with this. Below is a picture of when it was sold as a product of Fine Art America.
Recently, BTS released a new song called Permission to Dance. When you watch this music video, you find yourself dancing on its own. They laugh at each other, dance, and then throw away their masks. The lively and lively energy of the dance throws away the gloomy mind. I could feel the power of music and dance. I hope the day will come when the world will soon pick up the mask and throw it away.
(According to the album introduction, the purple balloon in the music video means hope. )
Most of all, I hope this picture "Blue dancing" of a hot summer blue and purple pairing nicely can make a cool summer.
Myungja Anna Koh