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Picture the color red…. Picture Coca-Cola red…. What red are you seeing now?. How many different reds do you perceive?. Richard Anuszkiewicz, All Things Do Live in Three, 1963 Acrylic on Masonite, 21” x 35”. Describe what you’re seeing…. Are these all Yellow Lemons?.

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How many different reds do you perceive
How many different reds do you perceive?

Richard Anuszkiewicz, All Things Do Live in Three, 1963

Acrylic on Masonite, 21” x 35”

Color constancy color memory
Color Constancycolor memory

4 Variables in Color Perception:

1. LIGHT in which colored object is seen.

(temperature, season, time of day….)

2. OTHER COLORS surrounding a Color

3. SIZE of the Color

4. SURFACE on which color exists

Lighting indoors
LIGHTING (indoors)






Claude Monet’s Poplars on the Epte


A single uniform color

on a 3D form

lends itself to many

value changes because

of the way light interacts

with the surface.

Sculpture by: Maria Lewis, Shvetashvatara Upanishad, 1995

Acrylic Paint on canvas, 29” x 29”

Color interaction simultaneous contrast

Color Interaction & Simultaneous Contrast

Color interaction colors appear to be visually different in different contexts
Color Interaction: Colors appear to be visually different in different contexts.


Simultaneous Contrast

The way in which two different colors affect each other—how one color can change how we perceive the tone and hue of another when placed side by side.

The colors themselves don’t actually change,

but we see them as altered.

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Joseph Alber’s

3 Principles of Color Interaction

1. Light/DarkContrast

2. Complementary Reaction or Effect

3. Subtraction

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Joseph Alber’s

1st Principle of Color Interaction


Simultaneous Contrast: Light/DarkContrast

Light dark contrast relativity of color relativity of value
LIGHT/DARK CONTRAST:Relativity of ColorRelativity of VALUE

3 properties of color
3 Properties of Color

  • Value

  • Hue

  • Intensity

V a l u e

  • lightness or darkness of a color

  • All colors (including black, white, non-chromatic grays) have value

  • If you take a black and white photograph of a full color painting, its valuerelationships are made visible, exclusive of its other two structural components. (Neither hue nor intensity is readable in a black and white photograph)

Value con trast

  • Varies infinitely. The most extreme contrast is between black & white.

  • A minor value contrast would be two values next to each other on our value scale.

    (There are an infinite number of grays between black and white,

    so we’re actually creating a very small sampling)

Achromatic scale aka value scale or grayscale
Achromatic Scale . . . . . aka Value Scale or Grayscale

a = without

chroma = color

Examples of art with emphasis on v a l u e
Examples of art with emphasis on VALUE

Sally Mann

One Big Snake, 1991

Sally Mann

Candy Cigarette, 1989

White ribbon schindler s list

White RibbonSchindler’s List





-Order Grays from Color-Aid

-Revisit Labeling Color-Aid

-Demo. Simultaneous Contrast:

Light/Dark Contrast

-Demo. Value Scale

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Layla Ali