Martin Firrell
Red Travels Most
Easily Through
the Hot, Thin
Atmosphere
2020
Die Chromatika is the artist's response to Goethe's 'Theory of Colours' and Rudolf Steiner's writings on colour.

The first works in the series offer alternative poetic interpretations of the primary colours Blue, Red and Yellow.

Of red the artist wrote: I once saw fireworks rising from the coast of Sicily in celebration of a saint's day. I was high up above the coast in a hill town, looking down on the whole thing.

It was a very hot Mediterranean evening and all the lights of the coastline were shimmering in the heat haze.

When the fireworks came, the blue and green seemed far away but the red travelled very quickly towards me like a great red chrysanthemum of expanding fire.

I felt that the red light was somehow travelling through the heated up atmosphere more easily than any of the other colours.
Part Of
Die Chromatika
Medium
Digital poster
Displayed
Switzerland, July 2020
Artwork
1080 x 1920px 72dpi RGB jpeg
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Acknowledgement
Photographer:
Soare
Thanks to
Johannes Kühl, Kirsten Behle,
Petra Meyer, Beatrix Zessler
Supported by
Clear Channel Schweiz
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