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18 November 2008

In the Pink...

The codification of colour is one of the most
fascinating subjects I know.

Blue for a boy, pink for a girl.

It was not always so...


Pink Clematis in Daylight, ISO 100

2 Comments:

Blogger Granny J said...

I was always bothered by the blue/pink dichotomy -- and so clothed my baby in such items as handmade red checkered tshirts. Currently, we have a commercially produced pink (plus lavender) mania among little girls in our country. Dreadful!

11/18/2008 8:10 pm  
Blogger Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

There is a wonderful painting in our
National Gallery of a gentleman wearing extraordinary pink robes and the star of the Order of the Bath.

Pink was used for dressing boys in the past, but somehow a cultural shift took place.

All the little girls in Europe seem to bedeck themselves in pink and silver these days. It can be very fetching.

Pink combined with an ill-chosen shade of lavender could be a bit OTT, I agree.

11/18/2008 10:32 pm  

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