Visual impressions have immediacy. Certain arrangements can lead to appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of the objects, like orange apricots in a blue and white bowl.
I’ve been to Giverny several times and admired not only the gardens but also the aesthetic with which Monet lived, surrounded with art and lovely things; he most assuredly lived a beautiful life.
Colors in ideal proportion to one another cause a sensation of inner light. The colors glow and radiate harmonious energy. In Fragrant Delight, cool pinks and warm red-orange vibrate in a sea of turquoise and green. The painting delights with its balanced contrast of color.