Friday, May 7, 2010
vibrations with color
I have been reading some Birge Harrison (teacher at the Art Students League in the early 1900s) recently. He talks about the prismatic theory in light and how it is scientifically correct and sound artistic advice. He goes on to say that the French Impressionists made it work in a rather primitive way.
I offer you a quote now.
We must have "vibration" in a picture, because without vibration there can be no light, but may it not be possible to secure the necessary vibration without the loss of "quality," that charm of surface with which would not willingly part? Birge Harrison
The vibration in the colors has always been my attraction. My family laughs when I talk about it. They don't see what I mean. More on this tomorrow.