Monday, 6 April 2009
The Colour of the Dress
Colour – and its absence – evokes many meanings. Within western culture white is imbued with meanings associated with innocence, ghostliness and clinical purity. Over the centuries, the symbology of whiteness has dramatically changed, or rather, what shifted is the emphasis on the various nuances that articulate the imagery of whiteness. Beyond the wide variety of its meanings, white more than any other colour is subject to the passage of time. It could be employed as a patina meant to conceal the imperfections and the signs of time. Nevertheless, this ‘patina’ finally surrenders to the variations of time flowing, and thus it becomes like a canvas.