|Starry Night on the Rhone - Vincent Van Gogh|
So too in some cases Jean Claude Monet, as seen in the Poppy Field below.
|The Poppy Field - Jean Claude Monet|
Because of my digging in things of the esoteric nature, I came across something called the Quadrivium, which was a method of teaching used in the 17th and 18th century before the "division of labour" came about. The information about the connections between the planets, the musical keys and human emotion is fascinating. For those multimedia artist friends of mine, here is a link to the effect musical keys have on the emotions:Musical keys and emotions
But from that I was led to the concept of associations in Magick, and how certain colour affect your emotions. And this is what I found:
Yellow - Happiness, calms anxiety, family togetherness, improves concentration and alertness
Green - gives feelings of growth and expansion, causes emotions of envy and jealousy, sparks new ideas, new direction
Blue - increases need to communicate, promotes calming feelings, quiets the mind, soothing.
Van Gogh's use of blue and yellow probably assisted his own melencholoy moods as he grappled with feelings of failure, and anxiety at being a burden on his brother, and not being able to be with the woman he loved.
I have tried my own experiment with this:
|Starry Sky (Yellow) - Samantha Rochard|
Inspired by Chaguaramas in the night, the song "Yellow" by Cold Play, and Van Gogh's own Starry Night on the Rhone.
Here is a book that would help. And it is also available at Nigel R. Khan Booksellers: