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Color Theory

What is color? The world is colorful, where no light, no color. The perception of form, depth of light and shade is closely connected to the perception of colors. The color we perceive is an attribute of objects when there is light. Light is made up of electromagnetic waves that propagate at about 300,000 kilometers per second. This means that our eyes react to the impact of energy and not matter itself.

The colors' properties. We define as hue, saturation, brightness: Hue- Is the attribute that difference in color and which we designate colors: green, red, blue. Saturation- Is the color intensity or color purity. Value is the lightness or darkness of a color is determined by the amount of light a color is. Brightness and value express the same. Btightness- Is the amount of light emitted by a light source and reflected by a surface. The rainbow. The rainbow has all the colors of the solar spectrum. The Greeks personified this spectacular luminous phenomenon in Iris, the messenger of the gods coming down among men waving their colorful wings. The science that applies the experience, says the colors are components of white light. (sunlight or artificial light of day). White light is colorless, but contains them all. Isaac Newton demonstrated.