Thursday, May 22, 2014
Host: Pat Findlay
Title: The Colour Purple
Theme: Exploring colour theory
Technique: Use of the Colour Wheel
Due date: May 31, 2014
Did you know that purple was the colour chosen to represent the Suffragette Movement? Or that Feminism adopted purple, as a theme colour, in honour of that association?
The challenge will be to create a piece that uses the colour purple in a symbolic way.
Technique: use the colour wheel to create a specific colour arrangement,( i.e.complementary. analogous, split complement etc.) one that must include the colour purple. Tell us a bit of how you decided which colours to use, and how the symbolism associated with the colour purple influenced your choice.
Symbolism and psychology surrounding the colour purple. Everything you ever wanted to know about the colour purple, and more: http://tinyurl.com/FFFC93-1 or http://www.sensationalcolor.com/color-meaning/color-meaning-symbolism-psychology/all-about-the-color-purple-4329#.UrObEPRDsw4
The Color Purple: Understand Its Hidden Meaning for Art & Design: http://tinyurl.com/FFFC93-2 or www.finearttips.com/2010/09the-color-purple-understand-its-hidden-meaning-for-art-design
A quick reference of the use of purple in fashion and art since the Renaissance: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/purple#the_middle_ages_and-the-renaissance
Symbolism associated with the colour purple: www.colormatters.com/purple
How to use a colour wheel: http://tinyurl.com/FFFC93-3 or tympanus.net/codrops/2012/02/28/principles-of-color-and-the-color-wheel
The Many Meanings of Violet / Purple: http://www.color-wheel-artist.com/meanings-of-violet.html
Examples of purple in art work:
Monet: http://tinyurl.com/FFFC93-4 or http://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-pathway-in-monets-garden-giverny-claude-monet.html
The Purple Cat -- quilted art work: http://stegart.blogspot.com/2010/07/purple-cat.html
Quilts and Color: http://tinyurl.com/FFFC93-5 or http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/quilts-and-color?gclid=COWzj_nuv74CFdF9OgodsSYAOA
And one more thing: have fun with this! :)