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Expression of Color & Opposites - Part 1

Lesson 8 from: FAST CLASS: Color for Designers: Exploration, Theory, and Application

Richard Mehl

Expression of Color & Opposites - Part 1

Lesson 8 from: FAST CLASS: Color for Designers: Exploration, Theory, and Application

Richard Mehl

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8. Expression of Color & Opposites - Part 1

Lesson Info

Expression of Color & Opposites - Part 1

so color expression. We're building up. I don't know if you've noticed, we're moving from theory into practice. That's the point of Today's work. So we started with 10 g and leave collages where you dealt with geometric shapes and organic shapes. And now we gave you an assignment and a little while after I go through a few slides here, we'll ask you to go around and talk a little bit about your concepts for this idea of expressing two different things with colour and shape. And you'll be able to use the colored pieces of paper that we have here, the color grade, even the tan graham shapes and even the leaves if you want to if you find that they're useful for expressing your two opposites. So I like to use this as an example of color expression. It's the LGBT flag Um which has six colors. And it is indeed a powerful symbol. And it's very simple and very easy to remember. And initially when that flag was designed, it had eight colors and they were tied to this very specific meaning. So p...

ink, sexuality, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature. Of course art was blue, green, harmony, blue and spirit, purple or violet. And it's been simplified Since. And now we have the flag that is six colors. Three primaries, the three secondaries arranged in this spectrum, just like the rainbow. And in that way it's this great symbol of diversity and pride of identity. And I actually love this. It's so simple every year in the summer. You know, we see these flags all around uh new york city and here obviously also and when they're flying and floor allowing the colors work together in this really kind of beautiful way. And we go from a very geometric kind of construction, just stripes into something that's very organic. So the flag itself is this great expression of geometric and organic form. Yeah, the Seasons project. These are some projects that my students have done uh Using colour to express personal relationships to the four seasons. And kind of going back to the very first exercises you did earlier in the workshop using colored grids to express ideas here. Really thinking about color is an expressive element. So it's very easy. And actually this assignment goes back to Johannes it and again and he had his students work with colored grids to express their relationships to the seasons. And most of us can think about colours relating to seasons. Maybe it has to do with holidays, maybe it has to do with feelings. I've had students work on this project and in some cases the results are completely monochromatic because they might be about moods

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