student responses to the following questions:
What is the most important
relationship between color and the outside world?
the most important characteristic of color to you personally?
the most interesting aspect of color?
an overview of topics, indicating the broad scope of the study
to include psychology, sociology, physiology, art, fashion,
advertising and physics.
slide lectures -
topics of discussion:
Links for further images and information
example; Egypt (Roman Empire)
Late Roman encaustic & fresco paintings
Read about the Fayum Portraits at Smithsonian
Magazine and The
Color and Religious Symbolism:
Illuminated Manuscript, late 14th cent., Florence
Manuscripts at The Public Domain Review
The Bark of
the Dante by Eugene Delacroix, 1822
began mixing colors "optically",
such as the water drops on the men in the
here is a close up
of the water drops on the skin
and the Industrial Revolution : artistic & cultural
reactions to color;
development of 20th century coloristic sensibility: