The main colour of the Composition N3 is red. I always associate red colour with the beginning of a movement. Yes, the red traffic light stops us, but you would agree that when you drive or come up to a crossroad and see green light you start to panic. Do you have enough time to cross the road or not? In contrast, you have the entirely different feeling approaching the crossroad when you see the red light: you are calm and relaxed, and everything ahead will move in a minute. You look forward to it. This sense of tranquillity before the action is expressed in the Composition N3.
In contrast to tranquillity, the vertical lines show the movement that is directed up and only up. These clearly visible lines break the smooth image surface. Different shades symbolise the diversity of knowledge and thoughts that are restricted by two groups of vertical lines in the centre of the composition. These lines do not let thoughts disappear and hold them in one direction.