About this Artwork
This work is from a series of works on paper exhibited in the solo show: “The Temperature of Light” at Kean University, NJ 2015. The space of colour is explored within the refractive spectrum. Full colour catalogue with critical essay: http://issuu.com/jyntema1/docs/kean_university_janise_yntema_2015/1
Violet is the mysterious colour at the end of the visible spectrum of light between blue and the invisible ultraviolet. The Egyptians created their colour from a combination of mulberry and grapes.
Historically this colour of nobility, power and prestige, violet retains its mystery.
Image size: 20 cm x 31 cm, 7.75” x 12” mounted on archival board 41 cm x 61 cm, 16” x 20” matted
About the Artist
Janise Yntema is an American abstract painter currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium.
She works with the ancient technique of encaustic wax, a combination of beeswax, resin and pigments in which heat serves as the active solvent.