Author

Emily Wittke

Publication Date

5-1-2015

Document Type

Conference Poster

First Advisor

Buck, Todd

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

School of Art

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of different extremes of the color wheel can change the intended concept of a work of art. Specifically, what happens to the significance of the message of the piece if it is only colored using warm colors versus cool colors? How does the emotion created by the piece change when the color schemes change? Previous research has shown a connection exists between meanings and colors. Colors can often be used for symbolism and can be used to evoke psychological feelings within the viewer. For example, red often creates a sense of passion, energy, and intensity, whereas blue is often associated with calmness, security, and trust. This study is an art project exploring the significance color plays in concept in pastel drawings using warm colors, cool colors, and a color neutral line drawing.

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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