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Element of Art: Color
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Element of art derived from reflected light. We see color because light waves are reflected from objects to our eyes.
Can be broken down into 3 parts: The color wheel, color value, and color schemes.
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo (blue/violet), and Violet (purple). Remembered by the acronym ROY G. BIV.
Developed by Sir Isaac Newton by taking the color spectrum of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (blue-violet), and violet (purple) and bending it into a circle.
The most basic colors on the color wheel: Red, yellow and blue. These colors cannot be made by mixing other colors together.
Colors that are made by mixing two primary colors together to make orange, green and violet (purple).
Six different colors that are made by mixing a primary color with a secondary color (red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green, yellow-orange, and yellow-green).
The name of the color.
The brightness or dullness of a color (not the lightness or darkness of a color).
The darkness or lightness of a color (for example, pink is a tint of red). This is not the brightness or dullness of a color.
Created by adding white to a color.
Created by adding black to a color.
Colors chosen by the artist to express feelings or mood.
The ways in which colors are put together.
Monochromatic Color Scheme
Made up of one color and its shades and tints. For example, pink is a tint of red.
Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. Examples are blue/blue-green; green/ yellow-green; red/red-purple; and purple/blue-purple.
Found directly across from each other on the color wheel providing strong contrast. Examples are blue/orange; red/ green; and yellow-green/red-purple.
Consists of three colors found on the color wheel that are equally spaced apart from each other. Examples are red/blue/yellow, and orange/green/purple.
Split complementary color scheme
Made up of a color and its complements closest analogous colors. Examples are blue/yellow-orange/red-orange, and red-orange/red-purple/green.
Red, yellow, and orange.
Blue, purple, and green.
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