Colour is all around us. It is very much under-appreciated and overlooked by many these days, but to us artists it is almost the fruit of our life. Colour can dictate many things, from an emotion, be it cheerful, fiery or calm, it can also represent price, value an many other things, but, does colour actually exist?
Scientists have said that colour is simply a production of the human brain. As humans we can make objective decisions that make the colours that we perceive more real. Things like red, we can all define as the same colour, apart from due to females having two X chromosomes and males only having one, it enables women to see a greater variety of hues and tones in the red spectrum apposed to men a lot less. (MissKittyGal 2012)
Green is simply a wavelength of 520-570nm that our brains see as the colour green as a way of dealing with the mass surrounding information.( Physicist, T. (2012)
Todays lesson was about understanding the colour wheel and its combinations.
We looked into Primary colours, being red, yellow and blue, the origins of these colours I believe come from pigmentation in petals and natural growth such as berry’s and fruit etc. Secondary colours are a combination of primary colours, red and blue making purple, red and yellow = orange and yellow and blue making green. this colour range can be further expanded by mixing secondary colours at a ratio of 2:1 which fill in the colour gaps on my spectrum.
We were also asked to produce a mood board based upon either modernism or the bouhouse, immediately I was more interested in modernism, but I found the shapes and designs were more exiting int he following movement of post modernism, so using a wider colour pallet i made my mood bored based on what I found most visually exciting.
MissKittyGal (2012) 10 fascinating facts about color. Available at: http://listverse.com/2012/12/24/10-fascinating-facts-about-color/ (Accessed: 5 November 2015).
Physicist, T. (2012) Q: Do colors exist?. Available at: http://www.askamathematician.com/2012/06/q-do-colors-exist/ (Accessed: 5 November 2015).