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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 41 ART 101

What is Color?

AN ELEMENT OF MANY FACES

 

Color is a phenomenon of perception and reaches our eyes in a way you might not expect. Colors are actually wavelengths of light; when an object is red, it is reflecting red wavelengths and absorbing all other colors. In other words, you could say that an apple technically isn’t red—the apple is reflecting red.

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Color is the element of art that seems to invite the most discussion. Because of this, the art world boasts an extensive vocabulary that helps us describe, categorize, and ...

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