In Italian television Rai Storia, I saw a doc about Johannes Itten’s life and work. I read about him in Wiki and decided to create a page about this remarkable man, artist and teacher.
He was born 11 November 1888 in Südern-Linden, Switzerland and
he died in Zürich, 25 March 1967 (aged 78).
It looks like my mother learned from his color science.
- Color theory and science
- More about Itten
- Section 4
- Section 5
- Section 6
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Color theory and science
I know that every color has its hexadecimal color or number. So I wonder can Itten’s color star be analyzed mathematically?
I looked into these docs:
A few facts that I found interesting were:
- Colour space is 3-dimensional (“trichromatic theory”).
- All printing is done using four colours: cyan, yellow, magenta, and black. C + M + Y = K = black .
- CMYK produces a different range of colors than RGB. Cannot produce some of the brilliant blues.
- Whenever we print a document on a laser printer we view a CMYK representation of the colors.
- Human vision is more sensitive to luminance than color,
- Sample colors from a photo. Typical RGB values for green tree leaves:
(R, G,B) = (110, 103, 53), (50, 55, 12), (135, 125, 81).
- Typical RGB values for yellow tree leaves:
(R, G,B) = (250, 193, 73), (152, 88, 90), (194, 112, 18).
Math Higham has a lecture on youtube https://shadertoy.com/view/3sGfDc
Itten’s color tables
Colors in nature
More about Itten
- pms – pantone measuring system
- RGB on screen
- CMYK in printer
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