Sunday, March 25, 2018

P A S T E L . . . colors in art

George Nelson bench
a George Nelson bench:   PASTELS are colors with white mixed in to soften them
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1954 Pontiac hood in pastel orange, a color photograph
a 1954 Pontiac hood:  pastels were popular in the 1950s,  and also the late 1970s to early 1980s
      
P A S T E L S
      
a Carmen Tórtola Valencia color poster
an old poster
Edit from Wikipedia:  Carmen Tórtola Valencia (June 18, 1882 – February 13, 1955) was a Spanish early modern dancer,
choreographer, costume designer, and painter - a "pioneer Spanish feminist of the 20th century".  Being gay and having leftist ideas, Tórtola Valencia was jailed at the end of the Spanish Civil War.  In 1928, she met Magret Angeles-Vila and they were inseparable thereafter.  She danced for the last time in 1930 in Quito.  She began painting in Barcelona where she died in 1955.
      
P A S T E L S
      
a color photograph of the 1951 Buick XP 300, in cream color
the 1951 Buick XP 300,  a promotional concept car     click image to enlarge
     
P A S T E L S
      
color photograph of a Denby pot, 1958
a Denby pot,  1958
      
P A S T E L S
      
a color photograph of a 1958 Lone Star Meteor pink powerboat on trailer
a 1958 Lone Star Meteor powerboat      click image twice
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1900 Paris Worlds Fair colored photograph
the 1900 Paris Worlds Fair:  black and white photographs were colored with dies for printing in books.  Although contrast is already established by the photograph,  pastels can be added without offsetting the balance.
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1970s Emanuel Schongut watercolor illustration for Cuisine's NewYork, sailboats
a 1970s Emanuel Schongut watercolor illustration
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1960s Frigidaire kitchen refrigerator,  "The Imperial Nineteen" a color photographteal, or maybe turquoise:  a 1960s Frigidaire kitchen refrigerator,  "The Imperial Nineteen"


P A S T E L S
      
a 1959 pink Thunderbird
a 1959 Thunderbird advertisement
      
P A S T E L S
      
a blue 1964 Impala dashboard with a convertible rooftop A 1964 Impala:  mine was a 1965 Impala,  dark blue with white motorized convertible top and pastel blue interior.  In 1973 there were still many 1960s cars in operation but they were hardly considered 'classics',  so I got mine cheap.

P A S T E L S
      
a 1968 wedding photograph of Bride and maids in pastels
a 1968 wedding:  the bride's decorative garter is removed and thrown to the men.  Do people still do this today?  What does it mean?
      
P A S T E L S
      
pink Quartz
Quartz?
      
P A S T E L S
      
copper
For a copper color,  mix orange and pink pastels . . . then vary the lighting
for a metal effect

      
P A S T E L S
      
a mid-century architectural sun screen in blue pastel
a 1950s-1960s architectural sun screen
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1937 ice cream delivery truck in yellow pastel
a 1937 ice cream delivery truck     see full size
      
P A S T E L S
      
a 1986 BubbleGum Cooler advertisement, ice cream on a stick
a 1986 BubbleGum Cooler   "Artificially Flavored Vanilla Ice Milk,  Coated with Bubble Gum Fudge Artificially Flavored and Colored"
      
P A S T E L S
      
color photograph of a 1950s Thunderbird: this color was called baby blue or powder blue
a 1950s Thunderbird:  this color was called baby blue or powder blue
      
P A S T E L S
      
pastel 1959 egg cups
1959 egg cups
      
P A S T E L S
      
a color photograph of MookaiteMookaite from the Earth

P A S T E L S
      
a Grant Haffner painting
a Grant Haffner painting
      
P A S T E L S
      
pink obsession
from a magazine advertisement for bathroom tissue
      
P A S T E L S
      
a vintage Bobcat scooter
a vintage Bobcat scooter        click twice
      
P A S T E L S
      
vintage pastel Melamine dishes
Melamine:  vintage break-resistant plastic      click twice
      
P A S T E L S
      
oversized buttons on men and women was 1960s mod style
oversized buttons on men and women was 1960s pre-hippy mod style      
     
P A S T E L S
      
Cuprian Tourmaline
cut Cuprian Tourmaline from the Earth
      
P A S T E L S
      
1960's candy, bubblegum cigars, wax tubes
1960's candy        click twice
      
P A S T E L S
      
Magic isle Apt-MotelUp until the early 1970s,  anyone could rent a small cheap motel room like
this right on the ocean in Florida  (the above photograph was in Miami)
         
P A S T E L S
      
tulips
tulips
           

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