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Imperial Art Appreciation: Yellow

Imperial Art Appreciation: Yellow

Posted to Flickr on 05 August 2009. Part of the Stormtroopers series.

"Okay cadets, lesson three of Art Appreciation is about the color yellow."

"Think about yellow for a moment. You might find yourself imagining happiness, sunshine, and wealth. Good ol’ mellow yellow."

"However, most often the color yellow is associated with negative concepts: cowardice, illness, greed, womp rats, and of course protocol droids. Picture yellow as a sign meaning ‘Annoying Hazard Ahead.’ Best neutralize or eliminate things that are yellow as quickly and efficiently as possible."

Today’s lesson: With the color yellow, blast first and ask questions later.

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Part of my Stormtroopers and Imperial Art Appreciation series.

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The lesson on yellow has also been taught here:

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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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The stormtrooper is the elite soldier of the Imperial forces in the Star Wars universe. They typically wear white armor and helmets and are armed with blasters. Imperial stormtroopers were first depicted in the film Star Wars (1977). As shown in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), the stormtroopers were preceeded by the clone troopers, an army of soldiers cloned from the bounty hunter Jango Fett and loyal to Emperor Palpatine. In many ways stormtroopers are an iconic symbol of the Galactic Empire.


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