Contemporary artists and colour:Meaning, organisation and understanding

Mottram, Judith (2006) Contemporary artists and colour:Meaning, organisation and understanding. Optics and Laser Technology, 38 (4-6). pp. 405-416. ISSN 0030-3992

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Abstract

What implications do the ranges of traditional and non-traditional media used by contemporary artists have for understanding the selection and specification of coloured materials? Interviews with prominent artists explore their use of colour and their views on the role of colour in their work. The paper establishes that the interview respondents operate successfully within a professional and permeable frame of reference, with different approaches to determination of colour meaning. The colour propositions of neuroscience, psychophysics and anthropological linguistics appear to have little impact on the respondents' practice, and the paper concludes by suggesting the need to explore boundaries between disciplines.

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Journal Article
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Optics and Laser Technology
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86560
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01 Jun 2017 10:04
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Yes
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Published
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01 Jan 2020 10:21