Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Red and Black

"Mere colour can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways."
                                          ~Oscar Wilde

     I have always preferred pastel colors, but there is something striking about a ruby red that catches the eye with its intensity. The red rose symbolizes love, passion, and desire. A woman in a red dress automatically looks bold and confident, so sure of herself that she is secure in a color that will without a doubt draw attention. Very often red is a color of regality used in palaces and estates where old world opulence is very much alive. --Black, on the other hand, is a sleek shade, all satin and shadows, dark lace, ebony, and velvet. Pair red and black together and the sudden fusion of mettle and mystery is entrancing.
    My sister loves things that are colorful and unique: Old Nippon or RS Prussia china with rich red roses artfully painted on the surfaces, Cloissone vases and Cinnabar jars, antique books, dark wood, bright flowers, and heavy gilt frames. Her room is a menagerie of vibrant curiosities and well-worn pages. Most if not all of the photos taken below are of her treasures and pay homage to these two alluring colors - Red and Black...

'Miss Marionetta' By Jennelise

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