Monday, August 25, 2014

Adrien "Yellow" Patenaude

Adrien Patenaude, the man who will be remembered as Adrien “Yellow,” for his signature use of the color in all of his paintings (and yellow beret!), passed away last May. 
Adrien drew inspiration from his surroundings and the many artists whose works have moved him throughout the years; van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, Kahn and Homer. He felt that his schooling has played a large roll in expanding his perception of the environment and has helped him to see more than just the reality of the view.
Adrien was drawn to shapes and shadows, moonlit objects and the color in landscapes. 
As he strived to improve his understanding of his subject matter, he finds that color has a large part to play in the perception of things. He felt that "The Presentation of Color is an Expression in Art."

1 comment:

  1. What better way to show your love of colour than to wear yellow? I like the way he used colour in the painting in the last photo.