February 21, 2020

Fig. 1, Olafur Eliasson, The Weather Project, 2003. Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern (London).

(Image Source: David Firn, Flickr Commons)

Most artists and designers are familiar with color—they work with it just about every day, but very few actually understand the science behind it. Interestingly enough, this is not a requiremen...

August 1, 2018

The question “Do you dream in color?” is one that most of us have probably been asked, or have considered at some point. If so, what would you answer? Do you remember your dreams? Are they in color or are they black and white? If you think about it, there is something slightly odd about this question and its implicit assumptio...

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Refractions is a quarterly column that appears in the newsletter of the Inter-Society Color Council. The ISCC is the principal professional society in the field of color in the United States, encompassing the arts, science and industry. This blog provides an opportunity for comments, questions and feedback on the various articles. The articles are written by Carl Jennings, a member of the ISCC as well as an artist and a Professor of Art at Kap'iolani Community College at the University of Hawai'i.
His artwork can be viewed  at www.cjennings.com.
Information about the ISCC can be found at www.iscc.org .
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