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How Does Derain Use Color In The Houses Of Parliament From Westminster Bridge

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In his painting The Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge, 1906, Andre
Derain seeks to shift away from the traditional use of color theory and express more emotion through his use of color. Traditionally, color was used in realistic terms.
The green grass is green, the blue sky was blue, and red houses were red. Compare that to Derain’s use of color as emotion and compositional elements, and you have a stark contrast. Derain chose to manipulate the colors in the painting according to what he felt emotionally about his subject. Interestingly enough though, the cooler colors are still in the same area as they would have been seen in the subject. The same goes for the warmer colors as well. Along with the thicker and more aggressive brushstrokes,

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