“Colour is all. When colour is right, form is right. Colour is everything, colour is vibration like music; everything is vibration.”
– Marc Chagall
The famed Russian-French artist, Chagall, understood the power of colour. So did the creators of the 1998 film, Pleasantville, which used colour as a metaphor for enlightenment, signalling the transformation from black-and-white banality to vibrant self-awareness. The red coat of the little girl in Spielberg’s monochrome film, Schindler’s List, symbolizes innocence within the horror, building an intense connection with the audience. And who can forget the impact when young Dorothy is thrust from her drab grey Kansas home into the brilliant explosion of colour in the land of Oz!