Basic Color Theory. Color theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications - enough to fill several encyclopedias.
Color Harmonies: complementary, analogous, triadic color schemes. Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman looks at the history of color photography (PHOTOS). Left: William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust.
On view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in "At War With the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston," through July 28. Right: © Nan Goldin. Racism shock therapy in diversity education: American Pictures! "American Pictures" - a tool against racism Racism in America, in Europe or universally: American Pictures is an audio-visual anti-racism program which in an effective, entertaining and moving way shows the ultimate cost of racial discrimination, segregation and ghettoization of ethnic minorities.
Jacob Holdt's pictures of poverty, oppression, slavery and injustice in the black underclass are used widely for racial prejudice reduction and multicultural diversity training in universities, colleges and high schools, but are also excellent for sociology conventions and human rights seminars. Jacob Holdt's photography of despairing poor black ghettos and mind crippling child poverty as the end result of white supremacy and institutionalized inequality and injustice - not to speak of his shocking portrayal of extremist white hate groups, Ku Klux Klan and neo Nazis and even mass murderers - seems to belong in a distant history, but is made long after the civil rights struggle.
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Tony Ray-Jones. Kodachrome. The stories behind Juergen Teller's best shots. Elliott Erwitt, Coloring Outside the Lines. Early Colour. HELMUT NEWTON: “COLOR” ANTOINE D’AGATA. New York City photos by Charles W. Cushman reveal 1940s life in the Big Apple. Photos by Indiana snapper Charles Weever Cushman in 1941 and 1942Expensive colour Kodachrome was used to take impressive collectionMany buildings have since been demolished but some of them still stand By Mark Duell Created: 14:08 GMT, 13 September 2011 It’s been 70 years since an Indiana photographer visited New York City and returned home with an amazing collection of holiday snaps. But Charles Weever Cushman’s pictures are even more impressive today, as they were taken on pricey colour Kodachrome and look far more recent than they actually are.
He went around the city taking photos of architecture such as the Brooklyn Bridge and other parts of the Manhattan skyline - and it’s hard to believe they were taken while World War Two was going on.
William Eggleston. Gregory Crewdson. HELEN LEVITT: “COLOR” (1971-1981. Stephen Shore. Some work by Stephen Shore 'Ashland, Wisconsin, Jig-Saw Puzzle in Cabin #8, Beach Motel, July 9, 1973', 1973-2006 'Hamburger Steak Dinner, Redfield, SD, July 13, 1973', 1973-2007 'Room 110, Holiday Inn, Brainerd, MN, July 11, 1973', 1973-2007.
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey. Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for just 9 days until she was driven from the throne and sent to the Tower of London to be executed.
Jane became queen after the death of her cousin, Edward VI in 1553. As a Protestant, Jane was crowned queen in a bid to shore up Protestantism and keep Catholic influence at bay. The plan didn't work. Jane's claim to the crown was much weaker than Edward VI's half sister Mary.
Jeff Wall. The Brink of Oblivion: Inside Nazi-Occupied Poland, 1939-1940. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, a German photographer and ardent Nazi named Hugo Jaeger enjoyed unprecedented access to the Third Reich’s upper echelon, traveling with Adolf Hitler to massive rallies and photographing him at intimate parties and in quieter, private moments.
Rare Color Photos from the Depression Era. Home : I BARELY REMEMBER _____________ America in Color from 1939-1943. Posted Jul 26, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare324 These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations.
The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Connecticut town on the sea. Farm auction. Children gathering potatoes on a large farm. Trucks outside of a starch factory. Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise). Children in the tenement district. Going to town on Saturday afternoon. Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains.
Barker at the grounds at the state fair. Backstage at the "girlie" show at the state fair. At the Vermont state fair. Couples at square dance. Orchestra at square dance. House. Alex Prager. Continuing to look at West Coast photographers….
Alex Prager’s imagery can only be a product of growing up in Los Angeles and being surrounded by a culture of cinematic references and plastic surgery. Armed with a trunk load of wigs, false eyelashes, and Tippi Hedren inspired ensembles, Alex has created two bodies of work that are the love children of Alfred Hitchcock and Tina Louise in The Stepford Wives. Polyester, and her new series, The Big Valley, showcase young beautiful women in heightened movie still environments. Joel Meyerowitz Black and White in Color. From his street photography in New York to his soft seascapes on Cape Cod, Joel Meyerowitz’s pioneering work has been crucial to the acceptance of color photography among curators and collectors.
The notion that color was somehow less worthy than black-and-white may seem quaint now, but it was a serious question in the 1960s. He has answered that question — and posed new ones over an impressive half-century career that is the subject of “Joel Meyerowitz: Taking My Time,” a two-volume monograph published this month by Phaidon. He addresses the debate in the first volume, with an insert tucked inside titled “A Question of Color.”
The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains (part I) “Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins?
Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.” Visual: movie poster color schemes, from 1914 to 2012.
Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion. Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos From England and France, 1944. It’s no mystery why images of unremitting violence spring to mind when one hears the deceptively simple term, “D-Day.” We’ve all seen — in photos, movies, old news reels, and usually in grim black-and-white — what happened on the beaches of Normandy (codenamed Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword) as the Allies unleashed their historic assault against German defenses on June 6, 1944.
But in color photos taken before and after the invasion, LIFE magazine’s Frank Scherschel captured countless other, lesser-known scenes from the run-up to the onslaught and the heady weeks after: American troops training in small English towns; the French countryside, implausibly lush after the spectral landscape of the beachheads; the reception GIs enjoyed en route to the capital; the jubilant liberation of Paris itself. As presented here, in masterfully restored color, Scherschel’s pictures — most of which were never published in LIFE — feel at-once profoundly familiar and somehow utterly, vividly new.