The lesson of color (right: Edouard Vuillard)

It’s been quite a long time since my last post, but I have a good reason: I’m in the city of light; in Paris! Since I’m a big lover of art, I had the idea to share with you some of my current inspirations. One of these is an amazing exposition that I visited a few days ago and that has just opened its door to public in these days. “Paris at the time of the Impressionists” is a quick overview of the mood, people, life and art of Paris at that time (1848-1914). It was made from brushes of masters of color like Manet, Degas, Monet, Lautrec, Renoir, Caillebotte, Pissarro and many others. I feel that every kind of art exposition is an opportunity to reflect and be inspired. I admire how they caught the light, the subtleties of their brush strokes, the way of mixing colors, the composition,… From the make-up artist perspective I’d say: a unique lesson of color!

At this point, I want to share with you another thought, which is at the same time my answer to some of you, who ask me the kind of question like: “Which colors I have to wear on my eyes”? I’d lie, if I’d say that there are no rules, but when you understand the rules and feel what you are doing, then you are ready to break the rules and make a step further. Artists from the exposition mentioned above (and also many others through the time) show us their open-mindedness, fresh vision, a new way of seeing the world and inventing new challenges. This is the fact why they became masters who teach us even nowadays. My answer to the previous question is: Don’t be afraid to put one color beside another, compare them, mix one or two shades together and observe what you get out, trace different lines or apply light strokes of colors,…

Just be inspired! Go out and start to see the world from a new perspectives and in fresh colors. You will explore and gain many new ideas, even for your makeup!

(image left via Istock, image right via

More info about the exposition:
“Paris at the Time of the Impressionists: the Masterpieces of the Musée d’Orsay at the Hôtel de Ville”

Free exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris From 12 April to 23 July 2011.


0 comment on The lesson of color

  1. green makeup
    April 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm (12 years ago)

    I really like your nice thoughts, thank you for sharing them!


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