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By Garland L. Thompson | December 6, 1990
IJUST READ a gorgeous book. Fascinating to read, but also gorgeous. ''Romare Bearden: His Life and Art,'' by Myron Scwartzman. The fascinating part has to do with the stories Bearden told Mr. Schwartzman, a Baruch College English professor and jazz pianist, over a six-year period. The gorgeous part is obvious when you stop to look at the pictures -- 250 in all, 120 in glorious, living color.And color is what the work of Romare Bearden is all about.Bearden, great-grandson of slaves, was a son of the South who spent his boyhood watching it re-impose harsh racial mores after the progress at the turn of the century.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | January 9, 1997
I wear only black or white, and I stay with suits with slim pants and skirts. When my husband grumbles about my lack of interest in color, I point out that minimalism costs less. But now, with all the color in the stores, I'm tempted to buy a coat that will surprise him while giving a lift to my spring wardrobe.What would be the best choice?The most functional coat is an easy-fitting seven-eighths. This length is the right proportion for pants and long or short skirts. The easy fit allows it to go comfortably over jackets, dresses or tops.
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By Jeff Danziger | October 13, 1990
WHILE YOU SLEPT, the colors have changed. Not on the trees. In the fall mail-order catalogues.Remember how proud you were when you learned that ecru was basically an off-white? Well, ecru, named after the small French animal from whose leavings the color is distilled, is now on the passe color list. My catalogues from J. Crew, Tweeds and other upscale schmutterfloggers, barely use the term. Garments are no longer listed in white or ecru. White sweaters are now snow, winter or limestone. Off-white is now parchment, lava, quartz, bone, shell or ale.I swear, I am not making any of this up.Slightly darker tones, moving to what the unenlightened might call tan, are now sand, mortar, feather, rattan, palomino, thorn, mushroom and creme.
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By Karol V. Menzie | October 11, 1998
Color is one of the simplest and yet most profound ways human beings have of shaping their surroundings to suit their style, taste and whim. Color can suggest a sense of history (Williamsburg blue), a sense of place (Provencal yellow), an era (mauve, the Gilded Age; turquoise, the 1950s), a discipline (minimalist white), a sport (black and orange), a gender (pink or blue). It can lift or soothe the spirits, whisper conformity or scream eccentricity. But how many of us really know how to use it?
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | June 8, 2003
In case you haven't noticed, color is back in a big way this summer. We're not talking dainty florals or big bold Hawaiian prints, and we don't even mean measured cabana stripes. What we're talking about is hot pink, fiery orange and bright blue in big bold splashes that are impossible not to notice. So pack up the black. It's time to toss on a little color, race outside and cavort like a jumping bean. Here are some ideas to get you started: Hot in the shade Maybe there was a time when you wanted your sunglasses basic and black -- it was all about blending in. Now it's all about making a statement.
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By Lois Fenton | March 11, 1992
I never have a problem putting myself together for work. The suit, shirt, and tie formulas I have down pat, and I would say I'm considered well-dressed by my colleagues. But when it comes to the weekend, there are too many options. I guess this is the problem women face every day. What do I need to do differently for casual clothes?A: Color is your big option. Use it. Revel in it. It is fun. It is flattering. And it costs nothing. You can make a totally different impact wearing a luxurious pure white sweater or bright yellow jacket instead of the old safe standby, a navy top, over a pair of khaki pants.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2000
Since she left her job as director of the Pikesville Sylvan Learning Center to be an at-home mom, Molly George Shattuck has left most of her work wardrobe in the closet, "color coordinated by season." Her 16-month-old son, Spencer, keeps Shattuck in khakis and clogs most of the time. But there are those occasions when she must accompany husband Mayo Shattuck, chairman and CEO of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, to business commitments and events. This Saturday, Shattuck, of Roland Park, will cast off her khakis for an evening gown and brilliant shawl, to be worn at "Off to the Races in the New Millennium," a benefit for the child abuse prevention programs of the Family Tree.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 29, 1995
Colors used in a company's products can qualify for trademark protection. A headline in yesterday's editions incorrectly used the word copyright in describing this protection.+ The Sun regrets the errors.WASHINGTON -- Somewhere over the rainbow, there may be a color that could turn the most homely and ordinary thing in life into a thing of beauty -- making attic insulation pink, for example. Of such artistic sensitivity can a Supreme Court decision be made.Quoting G. K. Chesterton, ordinarily not a legal authority, Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote a court opinion yesterday giving makers of consumer goods a right to monopolize a color, keeping it forever away from competitors.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Sun Staff Writer | April 16, 1994
Buying a car was a lot easier back in the days of the Model T Ford, especially when it came to picking the color. You could get black, or you could get black.But in the era of antilock brakes and turbo-charged fuel injection, life is not nearly so simple.Car manufacturers are being offered more than 150 different colors to pretty up their latest offerings, including pink and purple.There are even new paints that people in the industry call bi-color hues, where the color changes depending on the angle from which the car is viewed.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Glenn McNatt | May 20, 1999
Even after the invention of photography, painters still claimed supremacy in rendering color, especially in portraiture. Photographers responded by hand-painting their images to make them more lifelike."
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