16 Sep, 2020
There is no way to think about society without remembering art. Art was present since the first human records on earth. An art is a way for people to express themselves. For this reason, it serves as a study tool, as it allows a better understanding of how each people lived.
Over the years, techniques and technologies have changed and developed. Rock art is limited to natural pigments and is difficult to find in nature. Not to mention that a canvas for paintings was like cave stones. In the current years, it is possible to find arts that use as nuclei and brightness of digital technology in your favor, with you can check out better by clicking here, in a text published on the blog about artists that mix art and technology
One of the main items of art that can demonstrate this evolution well are as nuclei. As mentioned, prehistoric art limits few cores, such as ocher and black. This is because ocher is an area of earth, of clay. And black is a charcoal color. With development, man was controlling the best materials and discovering the chemical materials. The knowledge of chemistry and physics allowed for new products and equipment. And so, as cores were gaining more and more options.
In this article, you will better understand the evolution of the nuclei and how art will be transformed with it.
Color and art: an ancient relationship
Although color in art also shows human evolution, in nature, colors have always been present. The blue sky, the green trees and the different colors present in the flowers have always enchanted everyone.
To better understand the relationship between color and art, it is interesting to know a little about color theory. Especially because colors in works of art are not used in any way, it is necessary to understand well to be able to combine and use colors in favor of art.
Color theory can be understood as a study of colors, which analyzes everything from how it is interpreted by the brain to its application in visual pieces. In other words, this theory serves to study and understand how colors act in the human being's mind. This theory is very important for any artist, designer or other types of people who work with colors. If you want to explore this subject further you can access the text, Color as technology in art, available on our Blog.
The use of colors in art and major artistic developments
There are two forms of artistic expressions that manage to mix evolution with colors very well: photography and cinema, which started in a simpler way, in black and white, and over the years and the advancement of technology it was possible to insert colors in these art forms.
The photograph allows you to record the image of a real moment, through a light exposure on a photosensitive surface. The first photographic record was made in France, in 1826, by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. But, there were several discoveries that happened that made over the years that made photography what it is. Chemistry and physics were essential in this evolution
For almost 80 years, the photos were recorded only in black and white. Until in 1907, the first color film was released. In this text, you can explore more the curiosities and the remarkable facts of the history of photography.
The creation of the photograph was the first step towards making it possible to record a moving image, that is, a film. There is no way to think about cinema without connecting the history of photography. As in photography, cinema began with black and white films in the late 19th century. Making films colorful was a big challenge. So much so that some filmmakers painted each frame manually, with the intention of coloring their films. But it was only in 1935 that the first color film went to the cinema screens, with the romantic drama Vanity and Beauty that achieved this innovative feat for the cinematographic medium.
Discover 5 works of art that enchant by their colors
Cinema: Amélie Poulain's Fabulous Fate
This classic French film is a cult darling. The 2001 film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet brings a vivid color palette, using and abusing strong colors like red, yellow and green.
In addition to the good use of colors, The Fabulous Destination by Amélie Poulain deserves to be seen as it tells a great romantic, fun and even a little mysterious story. It is also important to praise the photography of the film and the lighting, which used yellow tones in scenes during the day and at night, the dim lighting along with the bright colors, did not make the film look heavy and dark. You can watch this work of art on the Telecine platform.
Street Art: Raoni
Street art, or urban art is one of the most accessible artistic expressions in the art world. If you have ever visited Portuguese cities, or are a native Portuguese, you are well aware that you have the privilege of being or being able to be in contact with this art, which is sometimes manifested in such an imposing way. As is the case with the Raoni mural. The work, which opened in 2017, is located in a five-story building on Rua António Gedeão, in the city of Lisbon.
The work of the Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra, portrays the face of the Raoni Indian, who is chief of a Brazilian tribe called Caiapó. In addition to all the beauty and colors, the work also makes a social criticism. The artist took advantage of his work to alert everyone about the problems with indigenous peoples around the world. In addition, it draws attention to the greater preservation of the Amazon rainforest, an issue that has been on the agenda worldwide.
The Brazilian artist who mixes a lot of color and 3D in his works, was well known for his huge panel of 3 thousand square meters made in the center of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. The Etnias mural painted in the port area of the city of Rio de Janeiro was launched in 2016, for the Rio-2016 Olympics. In this link, you can see the beautiful mural Raoni.
The incredible Kuggen building, located in Sweden, has a five-story design by a unique designer. And of course, architecture abuses colors, giving the building a unique and bright touch. In addition, the building is sustainable and home to the Chalmers University of Technology. The building was planned with ecological construction in mind, so the temperature varies from 22 to 26 degrees inside the building, in addition to exploiting the maximum of external lighting.
The colors of the beautiful building refer to the color of the leaves, during the 4 seasons. With that, the palette varies a lot between red, yellow and green.
The building was completed in 2011 and is a project by the Wingårdh Arkitektkontor office, by architects Gert Wingårdh, Jonas Edblad, Charlotte Erdegard and Danuta Nielsen. In this link, you can contemplate the beauty of this incredible tourist spot.
Painting: Café Terrace at Forum Square
The brilliant Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh, produced spectacular works during his short 10-year career. During that period, he painted about 900 paintings and over 1100 drawings. And in many of his works, he uses colors very well. The famous canvas The Starry Night shows the artist's unique way of painting, who only had his talent recognized after his death.
The work Terraço do Café in Praça do Fórum manages to use vibrant colors, in addition to appearing that there is a light coming out of the screens. Painted in 1888, this was the first work that the artist used the starry sky, which is very present in his works. The picture depicts a cafe in Croatia.
Photography: The Afghan Girl
The most famous photographs are usually in black and white. But the colorful photo taken by Steve McCurry was known worldwide for having brought such feelings for just one image. The photographer is part of the National Geographic team and portrayed Afghan woman Sharbat Gula. The photo with the colors red and green was the cover of the magazine. The photo was taken when Gula was a child and was in a refugee camp in Pakistan.
To check out this beautiful image, just click on this link.
Whether in cinema, photography or painting, it was clear that colors transformed the artistic environment. Color is much more than a simple detail, it is capable of provoking sensations and feelings, that is why many works use and abuse colors.
In the history of art, it is possible to locate yourself through time only by observing the use of colors and their details. It is possible to know more or less when it is a film according to the application of colors and quality. But there are simpler and more effective ways to organize time, such as the Timelinefy timeline, which transforms historical events into accessible and easily understood information. With it you can tell stories and complete the experience of a trip to the museum or urban gallery. It is a more uncomplicated way of understanding the history of what you are seeing as art.