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KCC Art 141 Chapter 6 Color Pattern Texture


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  • 1. Chapter 6 Color, Pattern, and Texture
  • 2. C O L O R
    • Color is very expressive and an exciting element of art. It appeals strongly to the senses and emotions.
    • Color can communicate in all different ways, it can be very powerful thing in art work. Art works can communicate by color alone. It can cause emotional reactions.
    Hue means color
  • 3. Primary Colors
    • Red, blue, yellow
    • Cannot be produced by intermixing other colors
    • All other colors are mixed from these 3 colors
  • 4. Secondary Colors
    • Orange, green, violet
    • Colors mixed from a combination
    • of 2 primary colors
    • Red + Blue = Violet
    • Blue + Yellow = Green
    • Red + Yellow = Orange
  • 5. Tertiary Color
    • Red-orange
    • Yellow-orange
    • Yellow-green
    • Blue-green
    • Blue-violet
    • Red-violet
  • 6. Warm Colors
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • Orange
    Mark Rothko Warm colors come towards the viewer
  • 7. Cool Colors
    • Blue
    • Green
    • Violet
    • Cool colors move back, away from the viewer
  • 8. Color Schemes
    • Color groupings that create distinct color harmony
    • Monochromatic
    • One color plus white and black
    • Analogous
    • 3 – 5 colors next to each other on the color wheel
    • Complementary
    • 2 colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel
    Vincent Van Gogh
  • 9. Color wheel
  • 10. Monochromatic
    • one color plus black and white
    • Violet, black and white were used in this painting
  • 11. Analogous at least 3 – 5 colors next to each other on the color wheel
  • 12. Complementary Colors
    • 2 colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel
    These colors when mixed create hues of brown Red and green above
  • 13. Complimentary Color pairs Red – green Blue – orange Yellow – violet
  • 14. Pattern A two-dimensional decorative effect achieved through the repetition of colors, lines, shapes, and/or textures. Pattern is created by a regular or expected repetition. Patterns tend to have a flattening effect, which makes the space hard to read. The patterns clamor for attention, and almost seem to blend together.
  • 15. Regular repetition of lines, shapes, or colors that create a movement can be called Patterns. Pattern
  • 16. Repetition and Rhythm
    • Repetition – gives a composition unity, continuity, flow and emphasis
    • Rhythm – a regular occurrence of elements with related variations
    • Repetition and Rhythm create patterns
  • 17. Repetition
  • 18. Rhythm Rhythm is created when one or more elements of design are used repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement. Variety is essential to keep rhythm exciting and active, and moving the viewer around the artwork. Rhythm creates a mood like music or dancing.
  • 19. Texture – Real or Implied Tactile qualities of touch and feel
    • Real texture is texture that actually exists – what you can actually feel
    • Implied texture -created to look like the real object on a flat surface
    Texture can be Grained Rough Corrugated Smooth Furry Shiny Prickly
  • 20. Texture
    • Real texture – feel by touching
    • When we actually touch and feel a surface we experience real texture
    • Cactus, feathers, scales, fur, wood
    Meret Oppenheim – Object 1936 Tree root
  • 21.
    • Implied texture
    Van Gogh close up When we look at a photograph or a painting of the texture of a surface such as glass or velvet leather, we see patterns of light and dark that create the effect of texture Simulated texture ; a two dimensional surface that imitates real texture, simulated textures copy or imitate real textures.
  • 22. Implied Textures