Painting Colours

This graphic shows the five most common colours in five paintings done by each of ten famous painters throughout their lives. Trends in each painter's colour choices appear, as well as through different periods in their careers.

February 2016
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To get this data, I created a script to scan five paintings from each of ten influential painters, completed at different points in their respective careers. It returned the 47 most common colours found in each, and from there the top five. I turned those results into the graph you see above, with reds on the inside, followed by oranges, yellows, greens, blues, violets, browns, and greys – each from lightest to darkest.

The 47 most common colours in each painting are below.

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