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Re: Symbolism of Color

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From: Sidnie Miller (sidmill_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 21:50:31 PST


Red- symbol of blood, fire, love, passion, courage, charity--also guilt,
hate, patriotism, shame. It increases your pulse.

Orange: strength and endurance. Stands for rich harvest, heat, flame,
gold, wisdon, autumn, rigidness and impending violence

Yellow: honor, loyalty, cheerful and stimulating. Shows warmth and
light. represents the sun. Stands for marriage, faithfulness, gaiety,
spiritual health, cowardice, poor reputation and inconsistency

Green: nature. Shows hope, eternal life, peace. fresh and appealing.
Also immature, poison, jealousy and mystery

Blue: Sky and Water, symbol of heaven. Royalty or high rank. Serenity,
dignity, truth, generosity and happiness. Also melancholy, cold and
tribulation.

Violet: Royalty, high rank. Reace of spirit, patience, darkness,
mountain mists, secrecy, martyrs sorrow and suffering.

Black: absense of color--death, mourning, desolation and the underworld

White: all colors--purity, chastity, color of surrender (mourning in the
far east.)

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