Emily Tobias

Itten Project (this is my PDF and created chart)

Friday, October 1, 2010

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Accented Analogous Scheme (Violet, Blue Violet, Red Violet and Yellow)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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My version of a Munsell chart (a section of it)

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Albert Henry Munsell

Albert Henry Munsell was a painter, a teacher
and the founder of the Munsell Color System.

It is also important to note that his writings and teachings were
the foundation for other color systems that are still in use today.

His work also resulted in three books on the subject:

  • A Color Notation (1905)
  • Atlas of the Munsell Color System (1915)
  • A Grammar of Color: Arrangements of Strathmore Papers in a Variety of Printed Color Combinations According to The Munsell Color System (1921) (published posthumously).

The first color wheel Munsell created was the above circle with ten segments.

Using the circle with ten segments as a base he built up and out rather than simply staying on the wheel.
The notion of the color tree seems to be a real innovation because it seems to be closer to how our eyes actually perceive color.

One of the innovative things about Munsell is that
he separated hue value and chroma in a new and
sophisticated manner that has a 3-d element to it that
had not been seen before.

Another aspect of the system is the integration of Gray into the
Munsell System. In a way Munsell used gray (in its variations) as a vertical axis
with the different colors shooting off said axis.

Desire to fit a chosen contour, such as the pyramid, cone, cylinder or cube, coupled with a lack of proper tests, has led to many distorted statements of color relations, and it becomes evident, when physical measurement of pigment values and chromas is studied, that no regular contour will serve.
—Albert H. Munsell, “A Pigment Color System and Notation”[3]

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Observed Analogous Scheme 1-3

I found this scheme at the Toys R Us in Times Square. I liked that even though it was using mostly cool colors the vibe I got from the display was on the warmer side!

I shot this while in India a few years back I thought it went super will with the assignment so I decided to add it.

Lastly, I noticed this building on my walk home from class.

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