Color

Jan Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring c. 1665
Oil on canvas, 46,5 x 40 cm Mauritshuis, The Hague
Dutch, Baroque

 


With all the yellow dropped out of the first square.



Jan Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring c. 1665
Oil on canvas, 46,5 x 40 cm Mauritshuis, 
The Hague Dutch, Baroque


 


With all the yellow dropped out of the first square.


 
 
 

An element of art which has three properties.


Hue
Hue refers to the name of a color.  Eg.  Red, blue, and purple.
 

ColorWheel

 


Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise 1872 Paris, Marmottan Museum,French Impressionism


Value in Color and Color in Context
When describing a hue, value refers to its lightness or darkness.  Value changes are often obtained by adding black or white to a hue.
 

Intensity
It is not always enough to know the hue of a color, since a color has many different shades.

Intensity is used to describe the brightness and purity of a color.    When a hue is strong and bright, it is said to be high in intensity.  When a color is faint, dull and gray, it is said to be low in intensity.

Intensities of Green
ValueScale-Intensity

ColorWheel
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DEGAS, Edgar 
At the Ballet, or Woman with a Fan 1883-1885 
Pastel 26"x20" 
Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA  USA
Pastels
  • Considered not to be intense or saturated but in the impressionists hands it can often be

  • made by combining earth or chemical pigments with gum arabic as the binder (wax is the binder in crayon)

 
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Edgar Degas The Ballet Rehearsal 1876 oil on canvas 23x33

DEGAS, Edgar At the Ballet, or Woman with a Fan 1883-1885 
Pastel 26"x20" Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA  USA

 
 
Analogous Color Scheme
 
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Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Dawn) 1894 
ColorWheel

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Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Dawn) 1894 
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Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Dull Dawn) 1894 
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Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Harmony in Blue) 1894 
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Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Harmony in Full Sunlight) 1894 


Georges Seurat,  A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte 1884-86
Oil on canvas Art Institute of Chicago
 
 


Georges Seurat, The Eiffel Tower 1889
Oil on panel 9 1/2 x 6 in.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco


Bill II by Chuck Close
Bill II by Chuck Close

 
Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise 1872 
Paris, Marmottan Museum
French Impressionism


Vincent Van Gogh, The Starry Night,
Saint-Rémy: June, 1889 
Oil on canvas  73 x 92 cm.
Post Impressionist

 

Mark Rothko 1903-1970
Earth and Green c1950
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