Colour• Origin of the colour• Mixing colours• Colour families and expressiveness of the colour
Origin of the colour What is the colour?A) a material’s qualityB) paint colour and colouringC) an impulse the brain produces as the result of a light stimulus
Origin of the colourColour is an impulse the brainproduces as the result of a lightstimulus.
Origin of the colour How do we see colours?To perceive the colour, we need three elements: The sense of Light Objects sight
Origin of the colourThe colour perceptionwas basing of Light-refracting phenomena.Light divide into colourswhen it goes though atriangular glass prism
Origin of the colour How do we see colours?Coloured objects are only a visual impression.All objects transmit a sense of colour because their surfaces absorb white light andreflect the colour we
Origin of the colour How do we see colours? This picture explainhow we receive colour thanks a light- sensitive cell, Rods and Cones.
Mixing coloursWe can talk about two type of colour • Coloured lights • Coloured pigments
Mixing colours Coloured pigmentsAll the paint colours that exist made fromcoloured powder (pigments) and a binder(agglutinant)•Pigments: Origin animal,mineral vegetable andartificial•Agglutinant: makes decoloured powder stick
Mixing colours Coloured pigmentsDepending on the type of binder we use,we had different techniques:•Dry techniques: colouredpencils, wax crayons,…•Wet techniques:Watercolours, temperas,acrylic or oil-based paints
Mixing colours Coloured pigmentsThere are three primary colour: cyan,yellow and magentaYou cant get them bymixing other colours.When we mix two primarycolours we obtain asecondary colours: green,red, blue
Colours familiesA simply way to classify or choose colourswhen creating a work art, is to separatethem into families.•Cold colour family: blue, green, purpos,..•Warm colour family: Yellow, orange, red…
Practice Exercises The expressiveness of the colourColour can express feeling and ideas.I propose you a practice exercise. Lookthe different pictures and associate threeor four adjectives or nouns.
Practice ExercisesThe expressiveness of the colour
Practice Exercises The expressiveness of the coloursad crazy cold aggressive warm calmhappy loneliness death life light gold faith freedom sweet positive bitterparty richness danger spiritual sensual mysteriously simple