The color “orange” is often associated with warmth, energy, and enthusiasm, making it the perfect color to represent the month of July, the height of the summer season. This bright and vibrant color is often associated with the heat of the summer sun and the feeling of warmth and vitality that it brings.
In art, “orange” has been used in a variety of ways to convey different meanings and emotions. An artist who frequently used this color is the Mexican painter, engraver, and sculptor José Luis Cuevas. His works are known for their bold use of color, and in many of his paintings he used “orange” to create a sense of energy and vitality. One of his works that you can buy at Casa Gama, “El caballito de Picasso”, is painted with a strong use of orange, giving it a sense of movement and energy.
Another Mexican artist who used “orange” in his work is Manuel Felguerez. His work “Calado Naranja” is a clear example of how orange was used to give strength to this abstract subject. We can see how orange again generates movement and enhances everything that is happening in this artwork. Rubén Leyva, one of the most prolific young painters of his generation, plays with colors, especially in his graphic work.
Rubén Leyva, one of the most prolific young painters of his generation, plays with colors, especially in his graphic work. He often uses the same theme but changes the color, and it is this experimentation that leads him to evoke different emotions. In his work “El compinche naranja,” the color orange gives the work that warmth and vitality, and when we compare this work with “El compinche 2” where we have the same image but with a red background, we can feel how those emotions transform into something more intense, more passionate, more dramatic. What difference do you feel when comparing the orange version of this work with the red one? What difference do you feel when comparing the orange version of this work with the red one?
Another artist who uses orange with great mastery in his works is Gabriel Macotela. In his original work “From the Balcony” Gabriel uses the technique of pastel on paper to create an abstract composition with great balance. The orange in this work contrasts with its grey, brown and black tones, and it is precisely the orange that transforms the energy of this work to provide it with warmth and hope. Can you imagine how the way you feel with this artwork would change if the color orange disappeared?
In conclusion, the color “orange” has a strong association with warmth, energy, and enthusiasm, making it the perfect color to represent the month of July and the height of the summer season. The works of José Luis Cuevas, Manuel Felguerez, Ruben Leyva, and Gabriel Macotela demonstrate how this color can be used in various ways to evoke strong emotions and convey powerful themes in art. We invite you this summer to discover what the color orange awakens in you.