Originally Posted by imatlas
Josef Albers had some ideas about that:
That's another interesting point, perhaps worth of a separate thread: why is it that some colour combinations lare fine on a canvas but not on a wearer of clothes? Is it because (at least on some views) the paiting is trying to make a point and has a life of its own, whereas clothes are there to serve some ulterior purpose, and should therefore be less stark -- unless it's a Guantanamo suit, where the purpose is of course to attract attention? So the point is that Albers' paiting doesn't actually look good
, but it's good art
. But clothes should just look good (to competent judges, of course).