I liked this quote from "Lisette's List" by Susan Vreeland, a novel set in the south of France, dealing with paintings by Pissarro, Cezanne and others who painted in that area.

 

"He knew that beauty gave comfort, that there was solace in the play of colours against one another, and upliftment of spirit in the grace of an arabesque curve."


In February I had my left shoulder replaced so while I'm in recovery I have been reading a lot (Netflix too).  In "A House of My Own:  Stories from My Life" by the Mexican American writer Sandra Cisneros there is a chapter about painting her house in San Antonio, Texas purple, and the community reactions to this choice.  

 

In this piece she says "Color is a language....a story....an inheritance.  !Que Vivan los Colores!"  I agree for sure.