Keywords: Cultural History; Political Traditions; Political Rituals; Symbols; Political Colors.
The article examines the relations between chromatic language and political communication in republican Italy of the end of XXth. The focus of the paper is an historical-cultural and social approach to underline the use of the colors to show the identities and the political cultures. The analysis concerns «colors of the politics» as the changed interpretations of every color (red, black, white, green, etc.). A diversified research horizon is explain making to interact the written sources, the metaphors and the political discourse, the visual and iconic aspects. It's possible to write a history of the political emotions through the mirror of the colors. The aims is to remark the transformation of passions and militancy politics (among the years Seventy and Ninety) through the crisis of the Republican Italy and of the political cultures of mass. The privileged filter of the political colors prefigures a renewed chromatic challenge in the representation of the political emotions.