Thursday, December 4, 2008

Color Theory ≈ Theology

Color theory. There are a variety of theories that claim "primary" colors. The "primaries" define the gamut, or range, of colors that can be achieved when mixing them. Whether it be additive(RedGreenBlue), subtractive(CyanMagentaYellowKey(black)), more obscure(Munsell's color system or the Lab color space) or traditional artist dogma(RedYellowBlue), they all have their limits on the available gamut. No single concept proves to be an ultimate solution in the quest to fully perceive color. Our shortfall understanding of color has little history and continues to be observed.

Do not tell me I should not have faith in my primaries, for I will not tell you that you should not have faith in your god.

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