This Holi, let us embrace the beauty of all colours
The artist’s canvas often greets the eye with colour. Paintings, photographs, the traditional costumes of people from around the world, any visual artistry, from man-made pottery to computer-generated graphic images impress us with their beauty in their colourful presentations. An artist’s life in fact is a testimony of colours. A writer uses colours to describe scenes and emotions. A production unit for TV or film plans out the location, lighting, and set up apparatus to make colours appear authentic.
We enjoy nature and click numerous photographs to document its beauty. Nature is beautiful because it has a room for all colours, like the instruments in an orchestra that blend to create a perfect symphony. When we leave our homes for any social occasion we try on a number of outfits from our wardrobe and make our choice depending on what suits the activity, our taste or mood. What we do by this simple act is attempt to create an individual style using colours.
Colours are powerful. They affect our emotions, and our emotions affect our actions, Colours can soothe us or make us feel uneasy. Understanding the psychology of colours is no longer restricted to artists, but concerns all professions. It is an integral part of any brand building activity.
Colours may also create divisions. The colours of team jerseys or national flags show our allegiance to a team or country. Even in religion, colours that are part of rituals, clothing and symbols may indicate the faith we follow. Sometimes such divisions, due to our loyalty and devotion, can become hostile and make the beauty of the colours less appealing.
On the occasion of Holi, the festival of colours, let us learn to respect and embrace all colours offered by life, appreciate and cherish the differences and diversity associated with all the colours. Because it is these different colours that make everything as beautiful and aesthetic. The beauty of rainbows, landscapes, every art in this world is indebted to these colours.