chromophilia

chro·mo·phil·i·a

(krō'mō-fil'ē-ă),
The property possessed by most cells of staining readily with appropriate dyes.
Synonym(s): chromatophilia
[chromo- + G. phileō, to love]

chro·mo·phil·i·a

(krō'mō-fil'ē-ă)
The property possessed by most cells of staining readilywith appropriate dyes.
Synonym(s): chromatophilia.
[chromo- + G. phileō, to love]
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However, Vilasini's objective approach defers judgment, presenting them instead as a celebration of unapologetic chromophilia. In the related Housing Dreams (3rd Investigation), 2015, Vilasini documented rural houses with similarly eye-catching exteriors, which also feature handpainted advertisements for products ranging from engine oil to underwear, to show how capitalist logic overtakes even the domestic sphere.
To this current of chromophobia, however, there has long been a counter-tradition of chromophilia. Where some have been suspicious of colour because it seems immaterial, irrational and deeply pleasurable, others have exalted it for those very same reasons.
So Owens and her peers flaunted chromophilia, shoplifted form from formalism, dealt in craftiness and sentimentality--things both brash and fussy--and cracked jokes.