color as pure emotion

Not_Critical looks at the highly controlled and extremely expressive use of color in Antonioni’s Red Desert (1964). below are a selection of color palettes used in the film. More at Not_Critical (our new favorite film blog):

Michelangelo Antonioni once said of a Mark Rothko painting, “It’s painted anxiety.”… Rothko is an apt partner for Antonioni. As colorists, they both deeply understood the subtle and yet immensely powerful effects of color as pure emotion.