Red stimulates the senses. The red of children's toys is unmistakable. Red features in nightlife and romance.

In visual art, ideas of "play" and "red" extend to perception and the senses. The red ground of Jules pushes out from the painting, contrasting with the deep space of the black circles. Out of Miller Brittain's sombre palette, red highlights accentuate the social satire in his Depression-era work.
Haring

Keith Haring Untitled (Ringed Figure), 1987 © The Estate of Keith Haring
Barbeau

Marcel Barbeau Jules, 1963
Brittain

Miller Brittain The Rummage Sale, 1940 © J. Brittain

Bellefleur

Léon Bellefleur The Fish in the City, 1946

Wieland

Joyce Wieland Cooling Room II, 1964

Oonark

Jessie Oonark Inuit Riding on the Boats, 1975