color Symbolism

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The deliberate use of colour to represent some abstract concept, typically according to some shared code or convention within a culture, subculture, or religion. In symbolic colour codes in many cultures, black is a negative signifier and white a positive one, but it all depends on code and context. What may be signified by particular colours is culturally variable. Colour symbolism is normally distinguished from less formalized colour connotations.

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Media Studies.

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