Color wheelcompletepresentationPresentation Transcript
The Color Wheel Presentation from: http://www.district87.org/bhs/art/Misukonis/ArtI/ColorWheel/ColorWheel.htm
A color circle, based on red, yellow and blue, is traditional in the field of art. Sir Isaac Newton developed the first circular diagram of colors in 1666.
Red, Yellow, Blue
The Blue Horse
The meaning of color
Franz Marc believed that each color had a specific meaning.
- from Franz Marc’s journal
Blue - masculine, strength, youth, vitality
Red - violence, power
Yellow - feminine, light, favoring green and blue
Green - feminine, jealousy, anger
Violet - pure, forgiving
Orange - earth, sun, warmth
Other types of symbolism refer to nature
Blue = sky, calming, water, soothing
Green = vegetation, life, fertility
Red = fire, blood, violence
Art and Design
In visual experiences, harmony is something that is pleasing to the eye. It engages the viewer and it creates an inner sense of order, a balance in the visual experience.
In traditional color theory, these are the 3 pigment colors that can not be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors. All other colors are derived from these 3 hues
Studying, analyzing and using color in a specific way is how we will apply color theory.
You goal will be to use color to create interesting and dynamic artwork and compositions.
is known for his abstract artwork described as fields of color. His style is somewhat loose and his forms are very similar, his work often creates a color environment for the viewer.
Mark Rothko is an immigrated from Russia in 1913 and studied at Yale university from 1921 – 1923; Rothko died in 1970
Color field art
This type of artwork gained popularity in the 1960’s and still continues to develop today.
It is based on using color as a non-objective form of expression ; pure color.
Rothko's abstractions were deeply personal statements that sought to provide a transcendental experience; he described his work as the "simple expression of complex thought." The late 1950s brought increasing recognition of his work along with several commissions for murals.
Helen Frankenthaler Color Field Artist
About Helen’s Work
Working on the floor of her New York studio, Frankenthaler devised a unique technique using oil paint thinned to a watery consistency and alternately pouring and dripping the paint onto an unsized, unprimed canvas. As paint and plaster become one in the ancient technique of fresco, Frankenthaler's technique fused paint and canvas into a single entity. The works evoke strong feelings of emotion and are often displayed in reverent, quiet and reflective locations.
Color Field painting
Helen’s work gained popularity in 1952 and color field and abstract art continued to develop through the 1960’s and 70’s.
There are also many contemporary abstract and color field artists practicing today.
Terms and Definitions
Take notes on the worksheet given to you. Completing the color worksheet correctly will count as a quiz grade.
Primary - these are colors that cannot be mixed; Red, Yellow, and Blue
These are the most important colors on the color wheel
Secondary - Orange Green, and Violet
- these colors are mixed by adding two primary colors together. Ex, yellow and red make orange