In the visual arts, color theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual impacts of specific color combination. There are also definitions (or categories) of colors based on the color wheel: primary color, secondary color and tertiary color. Although color theory principles first appeared in the writings of Leone Battista Alberti (c.1435) and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (c.1490), a tradition of "colory theory" began in the 18th century, initially within a partisan controversy around Isaac Newton's theory of color (Opticks, 1704) and the nature of so-called primary colors. From there it developed as an independent artistic tradition with only superficial reference to colorimetry and vision science.
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... On the color wheel long used by painters, and in traditional color theory, red is one of the three primary colors, along with blue and yellow ... In modern color theory, also known as the RGB color model, red, green and blue are additive primary colors ... Red, green and blue light combined together makes white light, and these three colors, combined in different mixtures, can produce nearly any other color ...
... Color theory has not developed an explicit explanation of how specific media affect color appearance colors have always been defined in the abstract, and whether the colors were inks or paints, oils or watercolors ... Josef Albers investigated the effects of relative contrast and color saturation on the illusion of transparency, but this is an exception to the rule ...
... des arts du dessin introduced Seurat to the theories of color and vision that would inspire chromoluminarism ... Eugène Delacroix, stated that optical mixing would produce more vibrant and pure colors than the traditional process of mixing pigments ... an additive mixture results, a process in which the primary colors are red, green and blue ...
... Color Theory presents Depeche Mode is a tribute album by Brian Hazard's Color Theory, published in 2003 as a one-man effort based in covers from British band Depeche Mode ... "Ponytail Girl", which is the only original track from Color Theory on the album ...
... Color Frequency Wavelength violet 668–789 THz 380–450 nm blue 606–668 THz 450–495 nm green 526–606 THz 495–570 nm yellow 508–526 THz 570–590 nm orange ... It is one of the three additive colors, along with red and blue, which are combined on computer screens and color televisions to make all other colors ... In the subtractive color system, used in printing, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan On ...
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