Color surrounds us. It is a sensation that adds excitement and emotion to our lives. Everything from the clothes we wear to the pictures we paint revolves around color. In this chapter, methods of producing and manipulating color through the use of paints, dyes, filters, and lighting will be explored.
Glossary of Terms
Two colors that produce white light when added together.
Two colors that produce black when added together.
A solution of molecules that selectively absorbs light of different colors.
A thin layer of glass fused to a metal.
A thin layer of glass covering the surface of pottery.
Printing with black dots of various sizes to represent shades of gray.
Color name; what distinguishes one color from another.
Coloring agent consisting of alumina particles covered with dye.
Filter that allows only one wavelength (color) to pass through.
Gray filter that reduces the intensity of light without changing its spectral distribution (color).
Three primary colors arranged around a circle with the complementary secondary colors directly opposite.
Color-absorbing powders suspended in a medium such as oil or acrylic.
Three colors that can produce white light.
Three colors that can produce black.
Purity of a color; spectral colors have the greatest saturation; white light is unsaturated.
Filter that passes a distribution of wavelengths of light.
Graph indicating the portion of light reflected at each wavelength.
Instrument that measures the power (in watts) of light at each wavelength.
Power of light as a function of wavelength.
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