Colour Theory
 
Primary Colours <ul><li>Colours at their basic essence; those colours that cannot be created by mixing others.   </li></ul>
Secondary Colours  <ul><li>Colours achieved by a mixture of </li></ul><ul><li>two primaries.  </li></ul>
Tertiary Colours  <ul><li>Colours achieved by a mixture of primary and secondary hues.   </li></ul>
Complementary Colours  <ul><li>Colours located opposite each other  </li></ul><ul><li>on a colour wheel.   </li></ul>
Saturation tells how pure or full a colour is
Value tells how intensive,  or light a surface is
Changes in value, whether sudden or gradual, can add greatly  to the visual impact of art forms. Changes in value can also...
Saturation and Value
Shade:  A hue produced by the addition of black.   <ul><li>Tint:  </li></ul><ul><li>A hue produced by the addition of whit...
Warm and cool colours
Colour Harmonies <ul><li>Monochromatic </li></ul><ul><li>Analogous </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary </li></ul><ul><li>Split...
Monochromatic Relationship  <ul><li>Colours that are shade or tint variations of the same hue  </li></ul>
 
 
 
La Grotte De La Loue   ,  1481 - Gustave Courbet. Courbet
Picasso
 
Robert Coane
Carolus-Duran
Analogous Relationship <ul><li>Colours located adjacent to each other on a colour wheel. </li></ul>
 
 
Houses in Provence , Paul Cezanne
Complementary Relationship  <ul><li>Those colours across from each other on a colour wheel.   </li></ul>
Georgia O'Keeffe Leaves of a Plant
 
 
Chagal
Split Complementary <ul><li>Split complementary groupings have a colour and the two colours adjacent to that colours compl...
 
 
Triadic Relationship  <ul><li>Three hues equally positioned on a colour wheel. </li></ul>
 
La Mousmé  , 1815 - Vincent Van Gogh.
Simultaneous Contrast  <ul><li>Notice how the red on the right responds to its association with blue </li></ul>
Another example <ul><li>Identical colors appear to shift when framed by different backgrounds or patterns. This is called ...
The round dots are all exactly the same color gray. I merely created the one on the extreme right and then copied it to ea...
Take the After Image Test Stare at this image for at least 20 seconds.
 
 
Tonality <ul><li>Dominant colour  </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-dominant colours  </li></ul><ul><li>Accent  </li></ul>
 
Colour Discord <ul><li>Purposeful juxtaposition of colours to create a negative reaction or even a feeling of vibration; t...
 
 
Emotional Response to Colour Sandy Skoglund,  Revenge
Sandy Skoglund,  Radioactive Cats , 1980 Cibachrome print, 30 X 40 in.
 
http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/ http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html
Close your eyes
&quot;Harlequin,&quot;  1927, oil on canvas
&quot;Vertical and Diagonal Planes,&quot; by Kupka
&quot;Star Dancer with Her Dance School,&quot;   by Francis Picabia
Dancer-Airplane Propeller-Sea by Gino Severini,
La tristesse du roi  (Matisse)
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Colour Theory

  1. 1. Colour Theory
  2. 3. Primary Colours <ul><li>Colours at their basic essence; those colours that cannot be created by mixing others. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Secondary Colours <ul><li>Colours achieved by a mixture of </li></ul><ul><li>two primaries. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Tertiary Colours <ul><li>Colours achieved by a mixture of primary and secondary hues. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Complementary Colours <ul><li>Colours located opposite each other </li></ul><ul><li>on a colour wheel. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Saturation tells how pure or full a colour is
  7. 8. Value tells how intensive, or light a surface is
  8. 9. Changes in value, whether sudden or gradual, can add greatly to the visual impact of art forms. Changes in value can also be used to help the artist express an idea.
  9. 10. Saturation and Value
  10. 11. Shade: A hue produced by the addition of black. <ul><li>Tint: </li></ul><ul><li>A hue produced by the addition of white. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Warm and cool colours
  12. 13. Colour Harmonies <ul><li>Monochromatic </li></ul><ul><li>Analogous </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary </li></ul><ul><li>Split Complementary </li></ul><ul><li>Triadic </li></ul>
  13. 14. Monochromatic Relationship <ul><li>Colours that are shade or tint variations of the same hue </li></ul>
  14. 18. La Grotte De La Loue , 1481 - Gustave Courbet. Courbet
  15. 19. Picasso
  16. 21. Robert Coane
  17. 22. Carolus-Duran
  18. 23. Analogous Relationship <ul><li>Colours located adjacent to each other on a colour wheel. </li></ul>
  19. 26. Houses in Provence , Paul Cezanne
  20. 27. Complementary Relationship <ul><li>Those colours across from each other on a colour wheel. </li></ul>
  21. 28. Georgia O'Keeffe Leaves of a Plant
  22. 31. Chagal
  23. 32. Split Complementary <ul><li>Split complementary groupings have a colour and the two colours adjacent to that colours complement. Example: Yellow/Red Violet/Blue Violet. </li></ul>
  24. 35. Triadic Relationship <ul><li>Three hues equally positioned on a colour wheel. </li></ul>
  25. 37. La Mousmé , 1815 - Vincent Van Gogh.
  26. 38. Simultaneous Contrast <ul><li>Notice how the red on the right responds to its association with blue </li></ul>
  27. 39. Another example <ul><li>Identical colors appear to shift when framed by different backgrounds or patterns. This is called &quot;simultaneous contrast&quot; and has a variety of affects on how we see things. </li></ul>
  28. 40. The round dots are all exactly the same color gray. I merely created the one on the extreme right and then copied it to each of the darker rectangles.
  29. 41. Take the After Image Test Stare at this image for at least 20 seconds.
  30. 44. Tonality <ul><li>Dominant colour </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-dominant colours </li></ul><ul><li>Accent </li></ul>
  31. 46. Colour Discord <ul><li>Purposeful juxtaposition of colours to create a negative reaction or even a feeling of vibration; typically achieved through paring of colours which are widely separated on the colour wheel but not complements (such as orange and red-purple). </li></ul>
  32. 49. Emotional Response to Colour Sandy Skoglund, Revenge
  33. 50. Sandy Skoglund, Radioactive Cats , 1980 Cibachrome print, 30 X 40 in.
  34. 52. http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/ http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html
  35. 53. Close your eyes
  36. 54. &quot;Harlequin,&quot; 1927, oil on canvas
  37. 55. &quot;Vertical and Diagonal Planes,&quot; by Kupka
  38. 56. &quot;Star Dancer with Her Dance School,&quot; by Francis Picabia
  39. 57. Dancer-Airplane Propeller-Sea by Gino Severini,
  40. 58. La tristesse du roi (Matisse)

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