Tuesday, May 29, 2018

springtime on the river

Thinking about color.
Josef Albers:  
In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is — as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. To this end, the beginning is not a study of color systems.First, it should be learned that one and the same color evokes innumerable readings. Instead of mechanically applying or merely implying laws and rules of color harmony, distinct color effects are produced-through recognition of the interaction of color-by making, for instance, two very different colors look alike, or nearly alike.

I am fortunate to be part of a workshop, Hands on Albers Color Workshop with Cynthia Dantzic. Ms. Dantzic was a student of Josef Albers, the color genius.
I work color intuitively. So to think about it in  a whole new way is exciting. The workshop is in NYC, this weekend. Cool, eh?
More later.

2 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wonderful as always Lori - and I loved the quote from Albers. I saw some of his paintings recently and ended up puzzling for ages in terms of how he painted them.

loriann signori said...

Katherine, it is difficult when you face the genius of color.I am sure I will remain puzzled as well.