Wonderful interview yesterday at BBC about ISLE OF THE DEAD.
No one can believe that in the 16th Century over 10% of the population were courtesans. And some of them were in politics….. We talked about the colour red too. Why Titian loved it – because it’s the colour of eroticism and also because its the only colour that appears to come forward in a painting. So if you put a person against a red backdrop, it literally pulls the figure towards the viewer.
Research has also shown that red slightly increases blood pressure, respiration, and heart rate. It’s the colour of stimulation and excitement.
No wonder you never see a SALE sign in green.