Culture. Eat it
4 March 2019
My happy color
And what if our world had been in black and white?
It’s amazing how color is present in our lives and how much we tell about ourselves with the choice of colors.
The color describes how we feel.
Pink tells of an hopeful future, the blue of moods like melancholy and sadness, the black of an irrevocable sense of loss, the gray of days without light, the white of bewilderment, the green of hope.
Color defines us, more than we imagine.
Red or black speak of the adherence to a political trend, black-blue, white-black, red-black are football faiths, green white red is the italian tricolor, Italian sportsmen are “the blue”.
The perception of color is not a scientific fact but it is the result of a sensation. 10 million shades perceivable by man and it can happen that the color we feel, it is not what others would use to define us.
We are a solid color. We can choose to use it to hide, to say “I exist” or to appear.
We are colorless. When we feel empty, when life loses liveliness.
Of any colors. Like the bad things, like the words spoken to hurt.
Of uncertain color. Because sometimes we do not have colors and we end up feeling anonymous.
Undoubtedly ours is a world populated by colorful people.
Black, white, yellow. The color of the skin makes us feel part of something but much more often makes us feel a mockery, hatred, suffering, excluded. Because different is beautiful but also difficult.
Color is Beauty. Pink and Blue, as periods of Picasso’s art. Pompeian Red, which was actually an ocher heated by the heat of the Vesuvius eruption, or Red Tiziano. Klimt’s gold. The ultramarine blue of Vermeer or the Blue Klein of the homonymous artist. It’s bad luck, like violet at the theater.
We dedicate this month to color. Whether you want to be water colors, oil or tempera, colors and nothing else. We are waiting for you at the hashtag #myhappycolor
The front page is the article that will tell you the theme of the month from now on. An “open letter” to invite you to tell about yourself, to share your thoughts.
As in poker, flush can be a winning hand. Which is your color?
Photos: Sara Cartelli
She is an art historian, optimistic and empathic by nature. She imagines a world where sow kindness enjoying the little things. She's in love with stories since she was a child, for the Eat Culture she eats books and arts. Per aspera ad astra says the only tattoo on her skin. It reminds her that the road that leads to her dreams is not always easy but that she never gives up.