FOF #1594 – Tennessee Loveless’ Strange World of Color

Jun 1, 2012 · 1985 views

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Tennessee Loveless, a rising star in the modern pop art world talks about how he makes his paintings without being able to fully see his color choices since he was born colorblind.


  1. Avatar Jamie says:

    WOW! What a great show, and what a sexy guy. Fascinating interview. Thanks guys.

  2. Avatar Than says:

    I disagree. When I see Mickey Mouse, I think of a greedy multi-national corporation. When I see the flag, I think of jingoistic American nationalism.

    I’m not sure I believe he is technically color blind. I don’t believe a color blind person would describe warm colors as warm or cool colors as cool. Not understanding what colors go together does not color blind make.

  3. You may not considered it colorblindness but medical professionals certainly do. Here’s the specific type-

  4. I will do a Cathulu picnic with all of you – and I guarantee it will get you laid. This is was a very smart, insightful, educational conversation. I am actually going to listen to it again! You 3 are great together!

  5. Avatar Suzanne says:


    I am having trouble following your logic. Your assumptions are dismissive and uneducated. Did you even get any input your another colorblind person or read up on it before posting? I think you didn’t do your due diligence.
    I can attest he is in fact colorblind. I am a witness of someone who struggled to learn the concepts when everyone pretty much did their best to convince him he could never be an artist due to his colorblindness. I’ve seen his progress. I remember years ago of him trying to memorize colors by their code and he did. I’ve never seen someone work so hard or dedicated to perfect his craft.

    I hope this is not a pattern to attack people by simply stating you don’t believe in their illness. I hope you learn from it.

    For the record, I am a very lucky person to witness his dedication, seeing him stay up late drawing or writing…never giving up. He is and has been my inspiration and I look up to him, he’s my brother.

  6. Avatar Suzanne says:


    How about at least thinking before you post? I don’t need a spliff to be a thoughtful person. Maybe you should take a toke before you post.

    There is nothing more ridiculous than a common layperson who lets his politics blind and dismiss a medical condition. In fact, it is quite sad.

    I don’t need you to gouge your eyes mister oh so dramatic… is clear you don’t have insight period. Clear and perfect eyesight is a luxury and you carry it around thoughtlessly.

  7. Avatar Dawn D. says:

    This is amazing, but a lot of the theory is flawed as is his story! But if impossibly true, beautiful images!

  8. Avatar Suzanne Giaimo says:

    Dawn, I don’t know or really care what you do for a living, but I do know this you are not color blind I will tell you this….it is all true. I am his older sister by 7 years, I saw every chance to tell him to being deinied to be in fine arts and even in grade school…..he painted in blck and white….and there was so much more…he memorized colors. He had people to explan it to him….if you saw a start it is gorgeously mathematical. My brother is more than color blind, he is a wonderful great person who has fought so hard to share his work. I think you should know
    tell you are ignoreant and don’t see what people fight for to be anything to make a living.
    I witnessed his road and if you did, you would hold your tongue.

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