Mantis ShrimpThe Mantis Shrimp has 16 cones- we humans have three- essentially Red Green and Blue receptors. Whereas a dog has 2, a butterfly has 5, the Mantis Shrimp may well see the most color of any animal on earth.

All this from a great podcast on color by Radiolab.

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Artist Berndnaut Smilde creates indoor clouds

by gabemott on March 23, 2012 · 1 comment

Ephemeral art… for me the 12 seconds or so is plenty.



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Picasso painting in light

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by gabemott on March 22, 2012 · 0 comments

What’s the most amazing thing about this photograph? I had no idea Picasso had done something like this in the 1940’s. That alone is pretty amazing, but what I love noting is how the second line of the vase on each side matches so well to the first. He was tracing in the air and seeing no record of where his “light pen” had ben and yet the curves are eerily similar.

 

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Banksy Steals Picasso

January 28, 2012
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After Image and the Hot Lady

January 26, 2012

I’ve heard a bunch of people misrepresent this image. If you haven’t seen this, you haven’t been flowing in the dorky viral online color snobs stream the last month.  I hesitated to post it on facebook afraid it might be redundant. But there are enough questions about after image, chroma,  hue and value, and surprisingly wrong interpretations of what is happening. So first […]

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Neuroscience Experiment I: Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze

October 17, 2011

Last summer I was enchanted by the performance installation at the NYC MoMA in which Marina Abramović confronted a succession of visitors with mutual gaze. She sat during the entire open hours of the museum locked in stare. And people lined up for the opportunity to sit with her. What happened in that exchange? In […]

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Color is Relative from Dick Nelson

July 27, 2011
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You may recognize the smoosh in the video below. This is the source and inspiration for all the content at colorisrelative.com. Dick Nelson who created this video and more at his vimeo channel studied with Josef Albers in the 1950’s. We are fortunate now that he is posting educational videos that illuminate our color sense.

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Everything you need to know about color in 3D

July 6, 2011
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The grammar of color is crucial! As crucial as grammar in lanuage. How can you understand the visual language if you don’t have the grammar. This is Dick Nelson’s second video release from his DVD, “The Dimension of Color” covering in 3D: Tinting, Toning, Shading… Full Chroma… Complementary colors… Primary pigments, Secondary pigments and more.

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How to make the Color Matrix in Adobe Illustrator

June 29, 2011
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I n a previous tutorial I showed how to use the illustrator blend tool to create arrays. In this tutorial you are shown in the first five minutes the power, purpose and point of the matrix and in the second half you are shown how to create one yourself in illustrator.

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What are your favorite color combinations?

June 22, 2011

Galactic: Purple and orange Galactic: and pastel pinks and blues… and what ever colors the sky makes ♥ Daniel: Ocean blue and green Nati: i’m wearing purple and violet now!!! love them! Deb: Teal and magenta…mmmmm Seeing Things: Color is Relative: pink and green anyone?Ian:Chocolate and peanut butter Anndria: purple & green!!!!! Seeing Things: Color is Relative happy colors! check […]

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Best Explanation of Homage to Square to date

June 15, 2011

In this video, Richard “Dick” Nelson takes the time to explain one of the most commonly misunderstood art series of all time: Josef Albers “Homage to the Square”.

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A Color Box is headed to Alchemeyez

March 12, 2011
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I’m grateful to be included among the artists bringing work to the Alchemeyez: The Visionary Art Congress happening May 13-15, 2011 on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Color Box website is updated, stay tuned for the fundraiser to make this happen.

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How I fell in love with color: Color Movie

February 13, 2011
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Color Wheel Challenge (Adobe Illustrator)

January 29, 2011

This is mostly for Adobe Illustrator users but it should be interesting to everyone. Something is wrong with this color wheel. The tertiary colors were created using the Adobe Illustrator blend tool. Fix Illustrator’s calculations. The challenge is to create the perfect color wheel using these 12 slices. DUE: February 5th, 2011 FILE FORMAT: Adobe […]

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iPhone 4 case: “Paia Bay”

January 6, 2011
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“Paia Bay” iPhone 4 case: Halations by gabemott

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