RAEBURN VAN BUREN (American, 1891-1987)
Farm Relief, 1934
Charcoal pencil on board
20 x 22.25 in.
AL MOORE (American, 20th Century)
Splendor in the Grass, calendar pin-up, circa late 1940s-early 1950s
Mixed media on board
17 x 23.25 in.
Edouard BISSON - Nymphes et amours dans les nuées
La Parisienne japonaise by Alfred Émile Léopold Stevens, 1872
Marie Felix Hippolyte Lucas 1854-1925 Beauty in Pink
The color Pink
Pink is any of the colors between bluish red (purple) to red, of medium to high brightness and of low to moderate saturation. Commonly used for Valentine’s Day and Easter, pink is sometimes referred to as “the color of love.” The use of the word for the color known today as pink was first recorded in the late 17th century.
Although pink is roughly considered just as a tint of red, most variations of pink lie between red, white and magenta colors. This means that the pink’s hue is somewhat between red and magenta.
Roseus is a Latin word meaning “rosy” or “pink.” Lucretius used the word to describe the dawn in his epic poem On the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura).
The word is also used in the binomial names of several species, such as the Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus) and Catharanthus roseus.
In most Indo-European languages, the color pink is called rosa. In Persian, it is called “Souraty”, meaning “Color of the face”.
In the pink is an English idiomatic expression for in good condition or in good health.
Princess Elvina of Bavaria by Karl Gampenrieder (1860 - ?)