Stefano Zuffi’s Color In Art is a study and examination of color theory and its application in art, with a focus on paintings. More than 200 pieces of art from the old masters right up to Rothko are used to illustrate the examples, with chapters dedicated to the colors Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Black and White.
The accompanying notes provide background information on each painting featured and are light on technical explanations, focusing more on how color play its part in the aesthetic context of each art work.
(below) The ethereal Ophelia, painted by John Everett Millais, one of the champions of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. I saw the original in Tate back in 2011 and it’s just mesmerizing.
(above) Illustrations by Mucha, one of my favourite artists of all time. (below) The German Expressionist art group Der Blaue Reiter ( The Blue Rider ). I’ve been using their name as my internet handle since the days of ICQ.
Color In Art raises our appreciation and awareness of color use in paintings, and with more than 200 pieces of art work featured also give us the great opportunity to widen our vocabulary of artists and paintings. Highly recommended.
“Color In Art – Stefano Zuffi″ art book details :
– Dimensions – 1.3 x 8.4 x 8.4 inches
– Hard cover, 320 pages
– Full color
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