The Olympic Flag, Wikimedia Commons - Dave Johnston

Olympian Colours

Last night, as I was watching the opening ceremony for the 31st Olympiad in Rio, I wondered, and not for the first time, why there were 5 rings on the

Colour and Le Corbusier

‘Architecture is light and light is colour‘ says Le Corbusier in Colin Bisset’s fascinating novel, ‘Loving Le Corbusier’. My previous post was inspired by this insightful and thought-provoking novel and I wanted to post a little

The Architect Painter

‘I’m a painter first and foremost’ are the words of one of the twentieth century’s most influential architects in Colin Bisset’s fascinating new novel, ‘Loving Le Corbusier’. Le Corbusier (1887-1965), born Charles-Edouard

When it just has to be Red …

This is the fabulous HARMONY IN RED by Henri Matisse.  It is a painting from the French FAUVIST art movement, co-founded by Matisse, 1905-10.   The FAUVES used colour in a way that

The Lady in Blue

Blue – the colour of the sea and the sky.  The colour of the infinite… Blue guides our eye to the horizon and from there our gaze flutters to the heavens. Blue is calming,