Color is one of the Elements of Art that is essential to a work of art. Here is an overview of the various components of color to be considered: saturation, value, contrast, complementary color pairs, warm & cool colors, and more. This video provide examples of contemporary art and images from art history where texture plays an integral role. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Lauryn Welch and Jordan McCracken-Foster.
- Learning color
- Working in black & white first
- See colors as a group
- Colors are like people
- Colors are about relationships
- Color wheel
Prof Lieu’s Tips
I feel bad for muddy colors! If you think about it, muddy colors really do all the heavy lifting, the super unglamorous work that is so important and fundamental for an artwork.
Then this pop of saturated red just waltzes in last minute and gets all the credit for their bling!
TV Shows mentioned
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Kirikou and the Sorceress
- In the Mood for Love
- Kill Bill Vol. 1
- Kill Bill Vol. 2
- The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Monsters Inc.
- Toy Story 3
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- No Country for Old Men
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
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