The week in the Formalistic Art Series we talk about Color. How important is color? What does it communicate? Why do we use it? Why do some colors draw us in while others don't pull our interest much? All these questions and more we talk about...
In this episode we talk about the color wheel and its Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colors gamut. How these colors are used in art is important because color and tones of color communicate just as much as words do. How color is seen sets the mood, the feeling, the vibe of the piece of art. Color can be used well and it can be used not so good.
We start of with Any Worhal and his Brillobox design. How he used basics in art to create a unique and compelling product. Though simple and basic it communicates.
We talk about The Watchman, and specifically Dr. Manhattan when reflecting on the past while on Mars. We talk about a painting done by Roy Lichtenstein called Wonder Woman as well. As we look at these pieces we compare the mood and feel just based on color.
How can you tell a Marvel Superhero or DC Superhero apart from the rest? Primary colors are the focus of Captain America, Wonder Woman, Ironman, and Superman. In contrast if you take the graphic novel The Watchman you'll get a completely different color gamut, and that being Tertiary colors. The illustrator uses a different color gamut to communicate in this graphic novel the feel and the essence of this piece of art.
We finish off with talking about The Lord of the Rings. There is an overarching feel through the movies of a growing darkness. The color in the beginning is almost washed out in the last movie. There is hardly any color and the color that is there is darkened and drab. These color changes communicate, give a mood and feeling to a piece of art. Color is important, almost as important as words themselves...
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