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The Art Of Purple

Posted by social PURPLEologist on 13th Jan 2016

The Art Of Purple

Purple is a beloved, passionate, fun color! You find purple in all aspects of life. We have seen it used by the ROYALS for centuries. We also see it in a more modern swing such as athletics, from the Minnesota Vikings to the Los Angeles Lakers. Professional sports in away, are America's modern day ROYALS. 

So, we see purple here and purple there. We thought it would be fitting, with it being award season, to share some of the arts of the world that include purple! PURPLE POETRY, PURPLE MUSIC, PURPLE FILMS.

Poems With Purple

Purple- is Fashionable Twice (by Emily Dickson)

Purple—is fashionable twice—

This season of the year,

And when a soul perceives itself

To be an Emperor. 

Deep, Deep Purple - (by Raymond A Foss)

Way darker than violet

rich, saturated, pure


shimmering color of the lilacs

full bouquets on each branch

bunches and bunches, clusters

like hydrangea blooms

heavy, intoxicating fragrance

a cloud of purple perfume

the purest color, purple

deep beyond description 

What Is Purple? - (by Kylee Bartz)

Purple is a mystery.

Purple is happiness.

Purple is home. 

Purple is a sanctuary.

And Purple is my own.

A little place in my mind.

A little sunshine in my day.

Purple is who I am.

And Purple is magic. 

The Art of Purple Music

Artist With Purple-

Purple Hearts

The bandThe Purple Hearts formed in London, England in 1977. They released their debut album in 1980, Beat That. The band split up in 1982, but resurfaced in 1984. Their last album released was a live album from their 2009 tour. 

Songs With Purple

Purple Rain (by Prince and The Revolution)

Purple Rain is a song from the hit album Purple Rain. The album is also the soundtrack for the 1984 film Purple Rain. Purple Rain was released in 1984. The song and album remain a hit 32 years later and the movie has become a cult classic. Here are a few of the lyrics...

I never meant to cause you any sorrow

I never meant to cause you any pain

I only wanted to one time to see you laughing

I only wanted to see you

Laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain 

Purple rain, purple rain 

I only wanted to see you 

Bathing in the purple rain 

Purple People Eater (by Sheb Wooley)

The Purple People Eater was #1 on the Billboard pop charts in 1958...

Well I saw the thing coming out of the sky.

It had one long horn and one big eye. 

I convinced the shaky and I said oowee.

It looks like a purple people eater to me. 

It was a one eyed one horn flying purple

People eater (times 3) 

Sure looks strange to me.


Well he came down to earth and lived in a tree.

I said Mr purple people eater don't eat me. 

I heard him say in a voice so proud 

"I wouldn't eat you coz your so tough "

Films With Purple

The Color Purple

The Color Purple was released in 1985 and was directed by Steven Spielberg. The film is about the challenges that African American women faced during the early 1900's. The cast included Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Golderg, as well as several other talented actors. 

The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes. 

The Color Purple was also a novel and musical.

Purple Violets

Purple Violets was released in 2007 and was directed by Edward Burns. This independent film is a relationship comedy and starred Selma Blair, Debra Messing, and Edward Burns. 

Purple Violets was the first feature film to debut in the iTunes Store.

So, we know purple is everywhere! Purpleologist of Myrtle Beach wants to make sure you enjoy our favorite color no matter where it's found!