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TRP: Color Theory

In 1981, while working on my BFA, I had to study color theory. The course was patterned after the famed Bauhaus curriculum, and emphasized the work of Josef Albers. I hated it. Little squares of painted gouache laid in grids to make the colors dance, vibrate and modulate in the eye. I hated gouache, the little squares, and the rigorous tedium the class itself.

 

It was one of the best classes I ever took. I use the science and art of color as much compositionally as any other element of design. Yeah Jim, the book in front of the face is cliche' material. Happy Cliche' Saturday! If one wants to learn about color theory in visual art, Itten's work, The Art of Color and The Elements of Color have no peers.

 

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Strobist: AlienBee 800 with HOBD-W camera left. Reflector camera right. Triggered by Cybersync.

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Taken on November 6, 2010