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What made me buy 7 different vegies?

Sunday, May 26, 2019

At the beginning, I just searched blogposts about color by typing  ‘color’ in the search engine. I found out many tagged blogposts were not only about colors but also ‘color system‘. Many of those posts use fruit to show color contrast.  The harmony of between fruits and vivid back ground color looked sexy and aroused my interest. So I ran directly to the market.

As always, as soon as I entered the market, the first thing that catches my eyes were colorful fruits and vegetables.Those colors were made by nature which made clear and bright color. Anyway, I bought different colors’ fruits. Blueberry,rasberry, paprica,pickles,lemons….  and put them on the different colors’ papers. Then I saw the contrast between the color of background and fruit. 

successive contrast is the effect of previously-viewed color fields (“inducing fields”) on the appearance of the currently-viewed test field. To put it simply, If you look at a different color after seeing a color, the color that you see later is different due to the effect of the first color. For example, if you look at red for a while and then look at yellow, you will notice that the pale cyan is superimposed on the yellow by the effect of the red complementary afterglow, and the yellow appears greenish. Such a phenomenon in which the order is determined and the color is continuously viewed with a time difference and each color is seen as a different color is referred to as a successive contrast.

Simultaneous contrast refers to the way in which two different colors affect each other. The theory is that one color can change how we perceive the tone and hue of another when the two are placed side by side. The actual colors themselves don’t change, but we see them as altered.When two colors having different areas such as a background and a picture are directly in contact with each other, a complementary background image having a large area overlaps with a color having a small area, which is different from the actual color. For example, if you put the same pickle on the background of red and blue, a pickle on the red paper looks more darker than pickle on the blue paper.

Hue contrast is a measure of how easily we distinguish between two adjacent colors (hues).Two areas with a high hue contrast will be easy to separate. An object which has a high hue contrast in comparison with its background will be easy to see. Areas with low hue contrast will blend together and be more difficult to visually separate.and this picture is an example of hue contrast. Paprika on green paper is more remarkable rather than paprika on orange paper. Because paprika’s color is an orange, it becomes more vividly remarkable when it’s on complementary color.

Area contrast is the phenomenon that the saturation and brightness vary according to the area even if they are the same color. The larger the area, the higher the brightness and saturation, and the smaller the contrast, the lower the brightness and saturation. There may be a difference depending on reflectance and absorption rate.  For instance, the bigger raspberry under the text looks brighter than the small raspberry.



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A revolutionary figure in the fine arts avant garde of the 20th century, Florence Deborah POPOVA (1885- 1972) is nowadays also seen to be central for the emancipation of  the female Eastern European Art.

Born in 1885 in Omsk, Siberia, close to the border of Kazakhstan to a Jewish-Hungarian mother and a French aristocratic father she soon discovered the human body as her source of warmth and inspiration in the unreal and remote surrounding of her homeland.  At the age of six POPOVA had her first gaze at Italian and French paintings of the 16th and 17th century and they immediately took away her breath and would later form a huge influence on her process of work. After graduating in Sculptor from the Russian Academy of Arts in Moscow in 1906 she agitated the conservative local art lovers and mingled among the intellectual elite. Her new conception of the nude shattered all previous thoughts and shocked the consistently male art scene. During that period POPOVA was acquainted with personages such as Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky and Vladimir Tatlin who she soon despised for their “tame manners” and thereupon headed off to Paris in 1910. Once established in the most vibrant, stimulating and lustful city on the planet whose charm had been haunting the foreign artist’s souls with the vague promise of the muse’s kiss POPOVA was able to unfold all of her thoughts and skills. Liaison after liaison followed and she became an integral part of Parisian art scene. POPOVA‘s “Cycle of Butt” (1912) was heavily disputed by the critics and entered the annals of early 20th century history of art. In 1914 at the outbreak of World War I the artist broke away to the south of France to escape a possible invasion of German troops. There POPOVA bought land in Bouches-du-Rhône and subsequently founded a new art collective together with some female artists she encountered during her years in Paris. They called themselves “Les Enfants de la Terre”. The collective’s aim was freeing the body from the bonds of social uptightness and to focus on the human ass in all its variety. In the Russian year of revolution 1917 she tried to go back to her home country but was unable to do so due to the birth of her twins Dora and Lea. After the end of the war together with her children and most of the collective’s members POPOVA moved back to Paris and started all over again. The piece “Analysing the Rear Part” (1919) can bee seen as the intersection of her life as well ass her work…

This book deals with POPOVA‘s fascinating life and manifold oeuvre and tries to focus upon the influences of old masters (such as Poussin and Pontormo) on her paintings and drawings. New extracts from POPOVA‘s diary give a an insight into her inner feelings and experiences and never before shown images let one of the most mesmerizing artists of the 20th century appear ass if back to life again.


this post is part of he subjective library project "Unopened Book"
the book can be found at the Rietveld library : catalog no : -pop-1

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