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


Salvador Dali, Elephants, 1948


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


Johannes Vermeer, Girl in Red Hat, 1665-1666


Georgia O’Keeffe, Red Amaryllis, 1937


Andy Warhol, Self Portrait, 1986


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


Amedeo Modigliani, Young Redhead in Evening Dress, 1918

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Vincent Van Gogh, Almond Blossom Series, 1888-1890


Rothko, Untitled, 1970




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