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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What red are you seeing now?
Richard Anuszkiewicz, All Things Do Live in Three, 1963
Acrylic on Masonite, 21” x 35”
Are these all Yellow Lemons?
Variables in Color Perception
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
SEASON, TIME OF DAY, TEMPERATURE, LOCATION
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
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.
3 Principles of Color Interaction
2. Complementary Reaction or Effect
1st Principle of Color Interaction
Simultaneous Contrast: Light/DarkContrast
(There are an infinite number of grays between black and white,
so we’re actually creating a very small sampling)
a = without
chroma = color
One Big Snake, 1991
Candy Cigarette, 1989
White RibbonSchindler’s List
-Order Grays from Color-Aid
-Revisit Labeling Color-Aid
-Demo. Simultaneous Contrast:
-Demo. Value Scale