Re: [Frameworks] FW: Gregory Markopoulos and colour

From: Steve Polta (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Feb 05 2011 - 12:42:14 PST

Yes. If memory serves this film depicts a nice spacious minimally furnished apartment full of light. Prominent colors are a deep velvet reds and a jade green, indeed like a luminous ceramic color.

Anticipating a follow up question, "what's a 'ceramic color?'" I would reply be describing in this case a sort of light pastel green mixed with something of a milky white and with a visual texture which seems to hold light and become vaguely luminous from within, with a sort of material confidence that is not to be considered showy or ostentatious. If I may suggest, this is evocative also of the feel of this film, but this is based on a recollection of a viewing over ten years ago...

Steve Polta

--- On Sat, 2/5/11, Beverly O'Neill <email suppressed> wrote:

From: Beverly O'Neill <email suppressed>
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] FW: Gregory Markopoulos and colour
To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <email suppressed>
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 11:22 AM

Yes agree, this question gets high marks!  The answer probably is celadon green, a yellowish tinged green that the Chinese have used traditionally as a ceramic glaze.
Beverly O'Neill
On Feb 5, 2011, at 11:12 AM, jeanne LIOTTA wrote:
i love this question.

2011/2/3 Eleni Philippou <email suppressed>



Markopoulos said in an interview about 'Ming Green': "The appartment was painted Ming Green, which is sort of a Chinese-y colour, and that's why the film is called Ming Green."

Thank you very much for helping me,
Eleni Filippou

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