Martin Firrell
Yellow Is an
Instance of Happiness
Speeding to Its
Own End
2020
Die Chromatika is the artist's response to Goethe's 'Theory of Colours' and Rudolf Steiner's writings on colour.

The first works in the series offer alternative poetic interpretations of the primary colours Blue, Red and Yellow.

Of yellow the artist wrote: When I was a student, I shared a flat with a woman who had lots of yellow textiles in her room - yellow blinds, yellow cushions and so on.

I told her I thought the colour was very cheerful. She replied that she thought so, too, but a friend had told her yellow was a depressing colour and often associated with suicide.

I wanted to convey the idea that a flash of yellow may evoke happiness but there is also something in it that predicts the end of happiness or its essential fragility.
Part Of
Die Chromatika
Medium
Digital poster
Displayed
Switzerland, July 2020
Artwork
1080 x 1920px 72dpi RGB jpeg
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Acknowledgement
Photographer:
Soare
Thanks to
Johannes Kühl, Kirsten Behle,
Petra Meyer, Beatrix Zessler
Supported by
Clear Channel Schweiz
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