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C O L O R In art. An element of art Has three properties: (1) HUE the color name, e.g., red, yellow, blue, etc. (2) INTENSITY the purity and strength of a color (3) VALUE the lightness or darkness of a color. More color terms/concepts: Color and mood Realistic vs.

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c o l o r in art
COLOR

In art

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An element of art

Has three properties:

(1) HUE

the color name, e.g., red, yellow, blue, etc.

(2) INTENSITY

the purity and strength of a color

(3) VALUE

the lightness or darkness of a color

more color terms concepts color and mood realistic vs arbitrary subjective or symbolic color
More color terms/concepts:

Color and mood

Realistic vs.

Arbitrary (Subjective)

or Symbolic Color

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The visual spectrum

is organized as a color wheel

The colors can divided into groups (or schemes) such as primary, secondary and intermediate (or tertiary) colors; analogous and complementary, and also as warm and cool colors.

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Warm and Cool Colors

Psychologically, warm colors are said to be stimulating and passionate. Optically, warm colors generally appear to advance, coming toward the viewer.

Cool colors are calming, unemphatic, depressive; and optically, they generally appear to recede.

color schemes primary secondary tertiary triads stablility variety vibrant
Color Schemes:

Primary, Secondary & Tertiary (Triads)

Stablility, variety, vibrant

monochromatic a single hue plus its tints tones and shades think values of that color
Monochromatic

A single hue plus its tints, tones and shades

(think values of that color)

color scheme complementary high contrast vibrant
Color Scheme:

Complementary

High contrast, vibrant

color scheme split complementary high contrast vibrant
Color Scheme:

Split Complementary

High contrast, vibrant

color scheme analogous harmonious often found in nature
Color Scheme:

Analogous

Harmonious, often found in nature

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Your Assignment -

1 - Think about all of the samples you have seen and ways that color can be utilized… it is one of the most powerful and impactful elements in art.

2 - Subject matter, size and material are up to you…

Some possibilities -

an interior or exterior space with arbitrary color

a self portrait using color for mood

(think about distortion too)

an abstract piece exploring a color scheme

a still life or magnified view utlizing a color scheme

a surrealist work (based on dreams) using a complementary palette

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