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  1. Color Introduction to Color Theory

  2. What is Color? • Color is the reflection or absorption of white light from any given surface. • White Light: is all the colors combined • Hue is identified as any color

  3. Wavelengths of light

  4. Color when refracted

  5. Sir Isaac Newton 1672

  6. The Experiment • Sir Isaac Newton • Passed a beam of white light into a prism and found that it created a spectrum.

  7. RGB Light • Additive color process for producing light • Creates variations of light because black is the absence of light • Lower light intensity produces darker color • Higher light intensity produces lighter color • Computers, Plasma and LCD TVs, Projectors, or any other device that uses light to create color

  8. CMYK • Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black • Subtractive color process because it subtracts from the color white • White is the combination of all color • CMYK is used in all printing devices. The inks overlap to form the various colors

  9. Color Halftone • Color Half is the use of small CMYK dots to create the illusion of solid color • Saves money by not using as much ink

  10. Color Harmonies Colors schemes in Art

  11. Primary Colors • Red • Yellow • Blue

  12. Piet Mondrian Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow 1930 Primary Colors

  13. Secondary Colors • Green • Orange • Violet

  14. Henri Matisse • Boy With Butterfly Net • 1907

  15. Complimentary Paul Cezanne Still Life with Onions 1895

  16. Analogous • Colors found adjacent on the color wheel • “Family resemblance” • Changes in value can enhance the contrast of the hues

  17. Analogous Claude Monet Water Lily Pond c. 1899

  18. Warm Colors • Red, yellow, orange • Colors are intended to excite the viewer

  19. Warm Colors Vincent van Gogh Still Life: Vase with 12 Sunflowers 1888

  20. Cool Colors • Violet, Green, Blue • Use to express unhappiness, depression or sadness

  21. Pablo Picasso The Tragedy 1903 Monochromatic

  22. Monochromatic • “Mono” meaning one • “Chroma” meaning color

  23. Complimentary Colors • Hues that are across from each other on the color wheel

  24. Tint • Adding white to a hue

  25. Tone • Adding gray to a hue

  26. Shade • Adding black to a hue

  27. Basic use of Color