Inner Alchemy III - Part of the series ‘Inner Alchemy’ - Acrylic, Oil paint and grout on canvas - 100 x 100 cm - Sold

“Yellow is capable of charming God” - Vincent van Gogh
In Chinese, the word Huang means yellow as well as radiant. In traditional Chinese culture yellow is symbolic for the sun who is the center of the Heavens, and yellow stands for the middle direction of the compass. In old Egypt, yellow was said to be eternal, in Japan the color is sacred and stands for courage. Yellow is the color of hope and wealth, and catches our attention more than any other color. For the Western Alchemists, yellow (citrinitas) was the phase of transition that occurred after the black chaos and despair of the beginning had passed and bridged to the stage of the white reflecting consciousness and peace.

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