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A 7 session online course on Mondays using WEA Canvas/Zoom programmes. NB Half term break on 26 Oct. Course ref C3745701
Artists have used colour to communicate information for thousands of years. Colour can create a mood, establish harmony, or encode information about wealth, status and wellbeing. This course will consider the use of colour in art, beginning with a comparison of a range of pigment types, from the red ochre of cave paintings to the Cobalt blue of Impressionist paintings, along with an exploration of the development of colour theory in Western art. Subsequent sessions will consider specific colours and their use with reference to a wide range of artworks. The final session will consider the explosion in the availability of synthetic pigments in the twentieth century and the response of artists to these newly available colours. This session will also consider contemporary approaches to the use of colour in art. Artists whose work will be studied include Titian, Turner, Monet, Kandinsky, Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Anish Kapoor and many more!