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    • In this unit we’re goingto… Learn about light as a physical phenomenon. Learn about primary, secondary and tertiarycolours. Know the importance of colours in ArtCreation. Discover some artists who have used coloursin different ways. Practise using only primary colours.
    • Colour is importantbecause... Everything in our world iscoloured. Colours give usinformation about whatwe are looking at. Colour is one of the mostimportantcharacteristichs ofthings. Colour is one of the mostimportant elements ofvisual language.
    • Colours as physicalphenomena Have you ever seen the rainbow? In therainbow we can find all the colours of theworld. Light is made of all the colours mixtedtogether. When light crosses a water drop, lightdiscomposes (breaks down) in all the colours.
    • PRIMARY COLOURS Primary colours are magenta, yellow andcyan blue. They are the “original” colours: they can’t beobtained by the mixture of any other colours.
    • SECONDARY COLOURS The combination of any two primary colourscreate a secondary colour. Secondary colours are: red, violet and green. Magenta + yellow = red Magenta + cyan blue= violet Yellow + cyan blue = green
    • TERTIARY COLOURS All the other colours except white and black(orange, light blue, dark blue, light green,dark green, brown, pink,...) can be obtainedby mixing primary and secondary colours.We call them tertiary colours.
    • WHITE AND BLACK White, black and grey are defined as neutralor achromatic colours. All colours mixed together form white light.So, white colour contens all the colours. Black is the absence of light. If there is nolight, we can’t see any colour.
    • THE COLOUR TRIANGLE The colour triangle shows the primarycolours, the secondary colours and thetertiary colours. We find the primary colours in the vertex, thesecondary between them, and the tertiarycolours inside.
    • COLOUR IN ART CREATION Impressionism (19th century) Impressionists used contrast colours in theircreations. They were the first artists doing this.Vincent Van Gogh – Wheat field with crows
    • ImpressionismClaude Monet - Water Lilies 1Auguste Renoir – A girl with a watering can
    • Fauvism (the wild beasts) In early 20th century (1905), some French artists paintedusing wide brushstrokes and complementary colours. They believed incolour as anemotional force.André Derain –Mountains at Colliure
    • FauvismHenri Matisse – Green Stripe WomanFranz Marc – Red and blue
    • Sonia and Robert Delaunay Sonia and Robert Delaunaywere a couple of Frenchartists. They lived at the end of19th century and beginningof 20th century, and wereinspired by some differentart styles like cubism,pointillism andimpressionism. They used pure colours asthe most importantelements of their creations.Robert Delaunay – Joie de Vivre
    • Activities1. Mixing primary colours. In an A4 cardboard, useyour compass to draw 9circles in 3 lines. Paint 2circles in every line with 2primary colours (forexample, blue andmagenta), and the thirdcircle with their mixture.2. Building a ColourTriangle.
    • Activities3. In Sonia and RobertDelaunay’s way Using only primarycolours and theirmixtures, black andwhite (withoutmixing),get inspired byRobert and SoniaDelaunay art creationsto paint your ownartwork.