Yellow is usually the color of happy, joyful emotions. But according to a new study, not all people associate the sunshiney shade with good vibes.
To find out what factors might play a role, researchers tested a new hypothesis: What if people’s physical surroundings affect their feelings about certain colors? For instance, if someone lived in cold and rainy Sweden, would they feel differently about the color yellow from someone who lived near the Sahara Desert?
The researchers looked at color-emotion data from an ongoing international survey of 6625 people in 55 countries. The survey asks participants to rate 12 colors on how closely they are associated with feelings including joy, pride, fear, and shame.
This autom Nationalmuseum presents Hella Jongerius’s exhibition Breathing Colour which is a visual installation that features the results of her longstanding research into colour, shape, light and materials.
The studies become more in-depth with the help of works that she has selected from the museum’s collections. The visitor’s movement throughout the exhibition follows the change in daylight, from dawn till night time, through different colours and materials. Hella Jongerius was a part of the Dutch design group Droog in the 1990’s and she has designed textiles, porcelain and furniture for a number of international companies and she is also represented in the collections at the Nationalmuseum.
The exhibition Hella Jongerius – Breathing Colour is developed in partnership with the Design Museum in London.
Unique Swedish signed jtea-pots in ceramics. With designers like Signe Persson Melin, Stig Lindberg, Ulrica Hydman, Gösta Grähs and many others. The collection tells the style history of Swedish modernism. Refined 50’s. Colorful pop art from the 60’s. New contemporary with a special feeling for white…
Kulturen i Lund, Sweden 15 jJune, 2019 – 23 February, 2020
With her own department at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, the front pages of the world’s leading fashion magazines and sold collection at Harrods in London Katja of Sweden – Katja Geiger – was Sweden’s first internationally renowned fashion designer. Trend sensitive and purposeful, she broke with the passage of narrow feminine ideal, and went her own way.
2020 Katja Geiger would have turned 100 years. The exhibition accentuates her color and pattern rich design, and captures the zeitgeist of the 1960s and 1970s.
The exhibition contrasts the austere black and white against the colored playful. Blending Katja’s clothing and shoes with newsreel and fashion photographs by Claes Lewenhaupt and Georg Oddner.
A recreation of a legendary and groundbreaking exhibition from 1918. Sven Harrys konstmuseum presents Sailor Compositions: The Dramatics of Color and the Dynamics of the City, with works by Gösta Adrian-Nilsson,GAN (1884–1965). ,
GAN came to be a pioneer of Swedish modernism and created his own style based on the prevailing currents of early twentieth-century art: Cubism, Futurism, and Expressionism.
The quest for blue pigments—whose complex chemistry makes them rare in nature and difficult to synthesize—dates back millennia. Most were discovered by accident or are merely synthetic versions of blues already found in nature. In 2009, a chemist stumbled on the first new inorganic blue pigment in 200 years. Today, other researchers are continuing that quest by methodically using physics, chemistry, and genetics to create new blues to dazzle us with.
A small piece of ringwoodite produced in David Dobson’s lab. Dobson hopes to produce a new blue pigment that has a similar structure but is more stable. DAVID DOBSON