I. CONTRAST OF HUE
Have a look at Holton Rower in the process of creating his paintings.
Using Goethe's Theory of Colours (Zur Farbenlehre) as point of departure, Light Darkness and Colours takes us on a fascinating journey through the universe of colours. In 1704, Sir Isaac Newton published *Light and Refraction*, his study of the interactions between sunlight and prisms. Newton was, as a good scientist, intent on achieving objectivity, which meant studying sunlight in isolation. He thought colours were contained solely in light, and found the spectrum he was looking for. When he reproduced this experiment, Goethe found another, hidden set of colours missed by Newton. Goethe found the hidden colours in the boundaries between light and darkness. He felt, as an artist, that one could not talk about light without including darkness. Calling it 'the light-darkness polarity', Goethe made this new scientific discovery using artistic methods in conjunction with science.
III. COLOR, TIME, AND THE SHIFTING LIGHT IN MONET
V. YOKO ONO, SKY BLUE
|Living in an apartment with no view of the sky, Yoko Ono had the idea to patch in a broadcast of the blue she was missing. Thus was born the first "Sky TV." Ono has used the sky in many other pieces as well:‘Sky has a real power,' Ms Ono says. 'I fell in love with the sky when I was about nine years old or something. And around that time, during the war, in Japan, there’s nothing that was beautiful. Cities were destroyed and in the farm they didn’t have enough food. It was a terrible time. But the sky’s the only thing that was shining – beautifully – and it never stops shining.’ (via)|
VI. MONOCHROME HOME - Artist Do Ho Suh creates astounding fabric structures, and his latest is "Home Within Home Within Home Within Home" all in blue silk.
VII. British Illustrator LAURA STODDARD is one of Natalie St. Martin's favorite artists. Here is a beautiful example of her clean and delicate style. This image is also a great example of contrast of proportion.
IX. RADIO LAB ON COLORS: Season 10 Episode 13 COLOR! http://www.radiolab.org/2012/may/21/ Go to the link to listen to the entire podcast - This RADIO LAB segment is highly entertaining and very informative!