Sabine Finkenauer #bringsomethingpink | espace despalles (París) | 20.10.16 – 29.11.16

According to surveys, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and the romantic. The Christ child was sometimes portrayed dressed in pink, the color associated with the body of Christ. Pink is also often associated with the exotic. The color pink has been described in literature since ancient times. In the Odyssey, written in approximately 800 BCE, Homer wrote “Then, when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn appeared…” In 19th century England, pink ribbons or decorations were often worn by young boys; boys were simply considered small men, and while men in England wore red uniforms, boys wore pink. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most associated with sweet foods and beverages. Pink is also one of the few colors to be strongly associated with a particular aroma, that of roses. In the 18th century – the golden age of pink and other pastel colors – pink mansions and churches were built all across Europe.