“Colour provokes a psychic vibration.
Colour hides a power still unknown but real,
which acts on every part of the human body.”
- Wassily Kandinsky, Russian Painter, 1866-1944
A celebration of colour today! As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, I think it’s imperative that we feed our souls with vibrant displays of colour. In the endless grey of late autumn, search out the colours that defy the calendar! Seek them everywhere! And keep reminding yourself that the days will start getting longer in less than two weeks!
Wassily Kandinsky knew a thing or two about both the long, dreary days of a Russian winter and the vibrant power of colour. Check out this YouTube video to get your daily dose of Kandinsky's healing colour. (Sorry that the image quality isn't better.)
Which brings me to the photos below: despite the fact that they were recorded on dull November days, they each exert a dynamic sense of colour. I hope they provide you with an energetic boost to your emotional and physical immune systems. Enjoy!
Bill’s New Espresso Coffee Pot
Construction crane at the new
Michael Garron Hospital, East York
Leaf on car, Kelly’s Pharmacy, Belleville
Vibrant blue to counter the reality:
World War One gas mask in the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum, Belleville
Front window of Mark Armstrong’s Glassworks studio, Wellington
Wheelchair strapped to the roof of a van, Belleville
Condominium towers, near Yonge and Bloor streets, Toronto
“Truly Me” doll display, Indigo Bookstore, Eaton Centre, Toronto
Model posing at the annual Profusion Photography Show, Toronto
Erection of the “Safe Hands” sculpture by American-Israeli architect Ron Arad, One Bloor Street East, Toronto