A Brief Visual History of Red

I did this a while ago with the color blue, inspired by a British art history documentary. For the Fourth of July, how about red? Red is one of my favorite colors, and always reminds me of my mom (a redhead). So, here for your momentary enjoyment, I present a very brief visual history of red.

Side note: As a historian, I feel a slave to linear time–so, it will not be a chronological history!

Other side note: (Did I miss your favorite art work embodying the color red? Message me and let me know!)

Rothko, Untitled, 1968

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Salvador Dali, Elephants, 1948

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Jan Van Eyck, Portrait of a Man in Red Turban, 1433

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Johannes Vermeer, Girl in Red Hat, 1665-1666

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Red Amaryllis, 1937

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Andy Warhol, Self Portrait, 1986

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Giovanni Bellini, Madonna and Child Standing on a Parapet, 1460s

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Amedeo Modigliani, Young Redhead in Evening Dress, 1918

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Vincent Van Gogh, Almond Blossom Series, 1888-1890

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Rothko, Untitled, 1970

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