Today's postings

  1. [Baren 27779] off topic list is semi-topical/weft, warp and woof woof (Robin Morris)
  2. [Baren 27780] Re: Color Theory books (Jim Bryant)
  3. [Baren 27781] Re: [color (Jim Bryant)
  4. [Baren 27782] Re: Color (Dave Bull)
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Message 1
From: Robin Morris
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 11:06:55 -0700
Subject: [Baren 27779] off topic list is semi-topical/weft, warp and woof woof
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Hi all,

If you stay away from the "baren after 5" because you're too busy with
printmaking, cool...
But as it is an un-archived and flowing place, I felt like pointing out
there is a lot of printmaking stuff being discussed there right now,
interwoven with the weft of life...
so please drop in and read it too, as marilynn, Wanda, Gayle, Carol
wagner, Andy English, and others are contributing letters "next door"
that have large sections that could play here as well...
rt now we are discussing Blake, and Michener and David bull and Maria
Arango, and other larger than life figures, as well as whatever-
maybe we can arrange to have someone glean printmaking paragraphs from
the fleeting "after 5" and drop them in a letter here now and then for
I would suggest gayle do this but I think I'd rather she print more...
this is BAREN!
Carve! print! (muttering to self- carve-print-carve-print...stop
writing letters!)


PS- and when you're tired out, join us in the semi-tropics for some
semi-topics and a maitai-
or pick yr poison, a 'puff-adder' is quick as an asp,Cleopatra...

oh yeh....risking seeming impatient, I want my #23!
wahhhhhhh! (baby robin can't wait- hey its spring...)
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Message 2
From: Jim Bryant
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 22:41:19 -0500
Subject: [Baren 27780] Re: Color Theory books
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Take a look at "The Elements of Color: A treatise on the color system
of Johannes Itten based on "The Art of Color" Edited by Faber Birren.
He discusses the emotional response to color very well (but it is
dated, and has been translated, so is sometimes awkward to read). It
has few, but very good study examples of color. Itten taught color,
among other things, at the Bauhaus.

On Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at 02:26 AM, John and Michelle Morrell
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Message 3
From: Jim Bryant
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 22:53:47 -0500
Subject: [Baren 27781] Re: [color
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Yes, the Albers book is great. Albers was a student of Itten. Albers
then became a teacher at the Bauhaus before moving to the US and
finally at Yale. His book is still available, but the last i saw was
primarily in black and white, unfortunately, very few color examples.
Color-aid paper was the standard for studying color before the
computer, and the projects were much more beautiful.
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Message 4
From: Dave Bull
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 12:55:59 +0900
Subject: [Baren 27782] Re: Color
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Although not specifically written for artists/designers, this article -
which discusses colour from the point of view of a digital photographer
- contains much very interesting and useful information about colour

> Colours do not exist in nature, colours exist solely within an
> observer's head. Colours are perceptions. Light striking the eye
> triggers a chain of neurochemical reactions that end in perceptions of
> colour. Light has no colour itself, it is merely electromagnetic
> radiation. Different wavelengths of light induce different perceptions
> of colour but the relationship between wavelength and colour is
> neither simple nor straightforward. Consider:
> Any number of different wavelengths can induce the same colour.
> The same wavelength can induce different colours in different
> circumstances.
> Two people viewing the same wavelength may see different colours.
> Always keep in mind that colour is a variable perception; it is not a
> stable, objective phenomenon.

... and ...

> ... this approach to matching colour would be all you'd need if you
> invited the Standard Observer to dinner and wanted to impress him with
> your prints. However, if he came, he would not deign to look at them
> hanging on your living room wall without repainting the wall a
> particular shade of grey. He would also insist on drawing the curtains
> to block out the sun and installing a special lamp. Moreover, this
> would not be a normal social experience. He would not view them before
> dinner when he was hungry, or during dinner when he is distracted, or
> after dinner when he is relaxed ...