Thursday, May 31, 2012

Color: Make It Relative

If you want to learn the "grammar" of color to avoid visual mistakes, just watch this wonderful video from Richard (Dick) Nelson, creator of the color matrix. Nelson, who studied with Josef Albers at Yale, used animation to build a 3D color wheel illustrating the dimensions of color relationships. The video is part of Nelson's Dimensions of Color series.

See more of Nelson's work here.

My thanks to Deborah Barlow at Slow Muse who introduced me to the great site Color Is Relative (lots to explore there). Also enjoy the interactive Same Same or Different site; it's equally engaging.

Also Of Interest

Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

Josef Albers at The Art Story

Josef Albers, Interaction of Color (Revised/Expanded Edition), Yale University Press, 2006

Richard Nelson Lessons (Dimensions of Color)

Richard Nelson's Dimensions of Color Blog


Anonymous said...

you use colour in your poems, and it always looks good.

S. Etole said...

This was just superb!

Ruth said...

Cool! (Is "cool" a shade, a tint or a tone?)

Peggy Rosenthal said...

What fun this video is. And it helps me in a current project: need to choose 10 different colors for a sweater I'm going to make.
Peggy Rosenthal