Wednesday, January 16, 2008

On the color Yellow

  • Dedicated to Mercury and the Sun
  • Associated with quicksilver and gold
  • Corresponds to the hexagon
  • The color of priests in some Burmese, Buddhist, and Brahmin traditions
  • Chinese color of imperial dignity
  • Color of the star the Nazis forced the Jews to wear
  • Egyptian color of the East
  • Worn by Spanish executioners to signify treason
  • Represented by the stones amber, diamond, jasper and topaz
  • In Mayan tradition, influences the belly
  • The color of the Inquisition
  • The color of Judas Iscariot
  • Associated with cowardice
  • Gives a ‘warm and pleasant impression’ according to Goethe.
  • Traditionally, bankrupts in 17th-century France had their property daubed in yellow paint
  • Kandinsky claimed it was impossible to have dark yellow.
UPDATED List:

  • Among the most toxic of paints to produce. (BlackIsWhite)
  • Mustard (Mrs. Grim)
  • The color of snow you should not eat. (RT)
  • The color of the stripe found on pretty much every liberal in the land. (RT)
  • Yellow Rose of Texas. (SoHos)

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