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Colour, 2nd Edition by David Hornung

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9 . COLOR EXPERIENCE AND INTERPRETATION

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“Pure colors... have in themselves, independently of the objects they serve to express, a significant action on the feelings of those who look at them.”

Henri Matisse

 

COLOR : SYMBOL AND ANALOGY

So far, we have discussed color primarily as a visual phenomenon. We have addressed its structure, its interactive nature, and the character of its interrelationships. But color has an added dimension that is as essential as its optical behavior and structural parts: That is, the way it stimulates the heart and mind of the viewer. No account of its application in art and design can ignore this fundamental aspect ...

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