Bauhaus School
Itten and Albers - psychological independence of color from narrative.

Albers painting
Joseph Albers, Homage to the Square

Paul Klee on Color at The Tate

History of The Bauhaus at The Met

Itten, Kandinsky, Klee and Albers at Sensational Color


Understanding that colors defined by their neighbors, especially their opposites.
Effects of white, black & grey within color schemes.

color contrast
opposites seems to make each other vibrate

Basic Color Theory and Color Context at Color Matters

Hans Hofmann's"Push - Pull Theory"
Hofmann used the "tension" that colors create between each other
to depict spatial planes
Hofmann oil on canvas
Abstract Euphony by Hans Hofmann, 1958

Color as Field by Karen Wilken at Google Books


"Op Artists"
ex.: B. Riley, V. Vasarely

Discussion on physiological implications of Optical art & illusions;
Retinal scanning & fatigue; activity of the Eye Lens

Demonstrates a tension placed upon the lens of the eye
with conflicting visual information regarding focus:

oil on canvas by Vasarely
"Atom" by Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely at Op-Art U.K.

Op-Art at The New World Encyclopedia

Bridget Riley at Visual Arts Cork



Additive and Subtractive Color Mixing Theories
additive mixing of light
subtractive mixing of pigments

Additive and Subtractive Colors at Color Basics



Color is defined by the Light, not the Object


Introduction to the Relationship between Light & Color and Light & Heat
Color Spectrum


Color Temperature at Lowell/Tiffen



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