The Color Red

Yasmin John-Thorpe

Have you ever wondered about the importance of the color red in culture and artistic expression? The Women of Quail Creek present Diane Foray on January 30, 2017 at Madera Clubhouse in the ballroom at 10:00 a.m. Ms. Foray is a docent with the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) and will visit Quail Creek to speak to members of TWOQC on the subject of The Color Red and its use in artistic expression.

During past presentations, Ms. Foray has discussed The Perfect Red – the history surrounding the desire for and discovery of the key ingredient in creating a perfect red, in textiles as well as other materials. At Quail Creek, Ms. Foray intends to augment her presentation with slides to provide examples of the use and importance of red throughout many cultures. The audience will learn how El Greco, Vermeer, Seurat, Tintoretto and other renowned painters used this newly imported ingredient to create the reds in their works. It is a story of intrigue and surprises.

Diane Foray, originally from Los Angeles, California has been a Tucson resident for 23 years. Her passion for the arts led her to become a docent at the Tucson Museum of Art which is located in the Presidio District of downtown Tucson at 140 N. Main Avenue. As a docent she participated in the museum’s nine month training program. TMA is not only an art museum but an art education institution as well. The historical block consists of five houses which date back to the mid-1850s up to 1907. These houses surround the modern museum building which is home for most of the galleries. To learn more about the Museum of Art visit the website: