The Spectrum of Colors

By: Ebower


Colors encompass my irises in a flow,

Flowers spread wide, and ribbons fashion a bow,

Fruit ripens and juice splashes with quite an array,

The sunset yearns to put The Painter's talent on display,

Black and white is stark; gray is more then dull,

Sounds subdue, viewing sights of bright shades; noises lull,

Dancing stars flash across with brilliance unseen before,

These vibrant colors stream in silence, floating on Earth's shore.


'Shut your eyes, wait, think of nothing. Now, open them ... one sees nothing but a great coloured undulation. What then? An irradiation and glory of colour. This is what a picture should give us ... an abyss in which the eye is lost, a secret germination, a coloured state of grace ... loose conciousness. Descend with the painter into the dim tangled roots of things, and rise again from them in colours, be steeped in the light of them.'~Paul Cezanne

The Interpretation of Colors


If blue means sadness, why do we always want infinite, blue skies?,

Red roses mean love, but anger on faces, the same hue will rise,

Green could mean prosperity, riches, growth and gain,

Or envy, or moldy, or my life is too plain,

When colors speak loudly with emotion and feeling,

It leaves sights and minds to be befuddled and reeling.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

Fantastic images to go along with an extremely well written hub. I enjoyed the Cezanne quote the most. Your hub earned both a vote-up and beautiful from me.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Phil! I always enjoy reading your perspective on my hubs!


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SusieQ42 5 years ago from Lakeland, FL

Wow! Wow! and Wow! I love the photos! Great idea.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you! I enjoyed putting this together. Thanks for reading and commenting!


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SusieQ42 5 years ago from Lakeland, FL

You're welcome. This is the kind of painting I do- the first picture, although not nearly as bright and beautiful.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I love to paint, but I don't do it as much as I used to. You should write a hub and put some photos of your related paintings on it. I bet they are wonderful!


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

I really loved the pictures and quotes. Very inspiring.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks! These quotes and pictures inspire me as well!


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Voted up and beautiful, again! I agree with the statement about the color "blue"...who said that blue means sadness anyways? That's just ridiculous! To me, blue means peace, happiness, relaxation. Great poem.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Yes, I believe that colors can be used to symbolize various things. I like your meanings for blue. Thanks for your feedback!


5 years ago

V colorful pictures, as a background to your words. And I think you're using the word 'Painter' to refer to the 'Creator'.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, f!

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