Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Colorful Sixties

I am always looking for photos which show off non-traditional color combinations and highlight the festive sixties character. In gazing at this photo (probably taken at Woodstock) it is clear how the hippie movement used vibrant color form to create the message of peace and harmony. Although the colors are vibrant, they invoke a deep sense of love and unity.

Moving past the 'psychedelic' wheel of the rainbow, we see how color became combined with a classical pattern throughout the decade. Thus, creating the look of the elegant sixties woman which we continue to admire today. The dresses alone are breathtaking. Add the rainbow and magic is created.

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