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California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Created: June 14, 2004
Latest Update: June 14, 2004
The world without color is still an exciting place. But color, for some of us, turns it into wonderland. When I was in my early twenties, writing a thesis on Francois Villon, the exuberant 15th Century French poet, I spoke of the crowds he described as colorful. They were. Put Professor Morphos would have none of it. That respected Sixteenth Century scholar entered the world of the late middle ages and early Renaissance, investigatin in all seriousness why Villon chose "vermillon" over "rouge." And in the exuberance of my youth, my whole reactions was "Who cares?" I never grew up and Professor Morphos never gave in. I did my Master's at UCLA, while working on my doctorate. And there, there was one magical Saturday afternoon, when I was holed up in the office library reading seventeenth century poetry, when Professor I've fForgotten His Name stoped by to discuss symbolism in modern French Poetry. Modern, then, in the 60s, that is.
What is color? I'll refer to this site as we discuss color. later . . . jeanne