1.- What is the difference between value and a hue's pure value? Value describes the darkness Or lighthness of a colour. If we added white we make tints. On the contrary if we added Black we obtain shades. Pure hues are when the values of hues are not changed by adding any black or white. Pure hues vary because of the different degrees of lightness.
2.- Write a definition of primary and secondary colours. List each and describe how we obtain them. Primary colours: these colours don´t come from a mixt of ano- thers, but other colours come from them. Magenta, yellow and cyan are these colours. Secondary colours: we obtain these colours by misting the same amount of two primary colours. These colours are green, blue and red.
3.-What are warm colours? Why are they called this? They are some colours that give us a sensation of warmth. Some elements of the nature transmit the sensation of heat like the sun, fire, desert... Their hues are yellows, oranges and reds. They are called like this because they transmit the idea of heat and warm.
<ul><li>4.- Give one example of how we can contrast colours in a composition. </li></ul><ul><li>We have to use complementary colours such as magenta and green. Here we have the colour wheel of the complementary colours. </li></ul>
<ul><li>5.- Choose a work of art from the links and analyse the meanings of this colours. </li></ul><ul><li>Cyan and yellow are </li></ul><ul><li>complementary colours, so </li></ul><ul><li>they make a contrast. In </li></ul><ul><li>the picture, there are </li></ul><ul><li>diffeent types of yellow </li></ul><ul><li>and blue.There are also </li></ul><ul><li>green and red hues. </li></ul>
<ul><li>6.- Look for Claude Monet's "Notre Dame Cathedral" and Henri Matisse's "Sorrow of the king" or "The king's sadness"1952. In one of the paintings there is analogy of colours and in the other one, there is contrast. Explain what you find in each one. </li></ul>In this picture Monet combined colour hues that are similar to each other creating harmoniously. These colours can belong to the following groups: colour families (primary colours), thermal ranges (cool and warm colours)and value ranges(colours with the same value of darkness or lightness).
In this painting we can see contrast of colours. There are a lot of complementary colours that make contrast. For example magenta and green, yellow and blue.There are also some colours made by primary colours.