Tuesday, February 7, 2012
February 2012 Challenge Color Palette
So, I'm not surprised that this month's challenge piece, an illuminated page called The Conference of the Birds, from the manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr of Farid al-Din Attar, calls the Met home. After multiple visits, there are still rooms I haven't been in, the museum is that large.
I'm glad that I get a chance to see The Conference of Birds now, though. Isn't it just gorgeous? According to the info page, this particular piece of art is over four hundred years old. Four hundred years old, and the colors are still so vibrant! Mind blowing.
Speaking of those colors, rich azure blues, periwinkle, and soft khakis are the first colors that I see. Looking closer, other colors appear, too - a surprising touch of orange and various browns and taupes.
What colors do you see? What colors do you plan to use this month?