Pantone Ultra Violet Inspiration

Sara on December 8, 2017

The Pantone Color Institute recently announced their 2018 Color of the Year, a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade,” PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet. SAAM staff promptly cranked up “Purple Rain” radio and searched the museum’s collection for purple tones, discovering a variety of artworks, some of which we didn’t remember having seen before. Here are a few favorites:

 

Media - 1970.78 - SAAM-1970.78_1 - 3621

Robert Bidner, Low Resolution, 1970

 

Media - 1970.112 - SAAM-1970.112_1 - 124750

Werner Drewes, Contrasting Harmony

Media - 1979.119.2 - SAAM-1979.119.2_1 - 53617

John R. Grabach, Morning, ca. 1917

Media - 1973.91.5 - SAAM-1973.91.5_1 - 124226

Nicholas Krushenick, Purple Passion, 1961

Media - 2002.76 - SAAM-2002.76_1 - 66411

Lise B. McCann Hoffman, Pansies, 2002

 

Media - 2013.72.6 - SAAM-2013.72.6_1-000001 - 90871

Ray Johnson, Pen Pals, 1969