Colour can have a range of effects on us as spectators, for example, it can have an emotional impact, or it can encourage us to read an artwork in a particular way. You will now look at some questions that might be asked of the use of colour:
- Has a wide or narrow palette of colours been used?
- Have contrasting colours been placed next to each other?
- Are there more warm colours than cool colours or vice versa?
- In what way is dark and light colour used?
For each question, you will be encouraged to consider how the use of colour conveys a particular mood or emotional effect, and how the use of colour helps to determine the order in which we read the artwork.