Unit 9: Hue And Impressionism

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Activities for Unit IX
Give definitions for the following terms:
Hue refers to a particular wavelength of spectral color to which we give a name.
Value refers to relative lightness or darkness from white through grays to black.
Tint refers to the end color after the addition of white to a hue. The color is a lighter version of itself when white is added.
Shade refers to the end color after the addition of black to a hue. The color is a darker version of itself when black is added.
Intensity (also called saturation) refers to the purity of a hue or color. A pure hue is the most intense form of a given color; it is the hue at its highest saturation, in its brightest form. If any color (dark or light) is added to a pure hue, its intensity diminishes
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They were interested in capturing the bright color of the light and its reflections. Their paintings became colorful and light.
Who was Claude Monet?
French painter, initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style. He is regarded as the archetypal Impressionist in that his devotion to the ideals of the movement was unwavering throughout his long career, and it is fitting that one of his pictures, Impression: Sunrise, gave the group its name.
What way of using colors did Van Gogh introduce to painting?
Vincent Van Gogh used color in a even more daring and brighter than his antecedents the Impressionist. Van Gogh made an innovation in painting where he used color to express emotions, this was called arbitrary color. His use of color was not naturalistic or realistic, he could paint a man in green to express the man’s feeling of harmony and union with nature, a woman red to express her anger or blue to express sadness. Van Gogh was the first artist to understand the psychological properties of color and how they affect us emotionally.
Visit Van Gogh’s website. Read about him and make a list of the works that use color in an evident emotional way.
The Red Vineyard
Wheat Field Under Threatening
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