The influence of color on the perception of the picture. Part 2.
Everyone knows the Black Square, but there are few who see in this work something individual and inimitable. But this is a whole hymn to how color can affect a person’s perception.
The influence of color on the example of the “Black Square”
“Black Square” first appeared as a sketch of the scenery for the opera M.V. Matyushina “Victory over the Sun.” Malevich was very impressed with his work and caused such a surge of emotions in him that after that he was ill for a long time. As soon as he felt the strength in himself, he decided to repeat the “Black Square”, but already on the canvas. The work was excellent.
Black color is the concentration of all colors, the absolute quintessence of world order and chaos, light and darkness, good and evil. And all this is enclosed in a classic square shape. This work often makes people feel either a surge of strength, or their decline, there have been cases when a person began to unconsciously cry or lost consciousness. Malevich himself knew what impression his creation could make and even tried to repeat his success in a series of copyright copies, but they no longer affect the audience as much as the first Black Square.
K. Malevich. “Black square”. 1915
No less famous are the studies of another artist, the founder of abstract art Vasily Kandinsky. If Monet, Van Gogh and Malevich emphasized the psychological influence of color on a person, Kandinsky wrote about the physical effect of color. He expressed the idea that the human eye perceives each color differently and this perception is transmitted to other senses.
The effect of color on associations
Through an associative series, built in the head, a person can feel the texture of color and its taste. If the viewer is satisfied with what he sees, then he will feel a good taste, if the look is irritated, then this feeling will be similar to the taste of a spicy dish. We can feel that the light yellow paint tastes like lemon, and the blue one has some kind of sauce.
There are hard (cobalt green, green-blue oxide) and soft paints (kraplak). Dark ultramarine, green chromium oxide, kraplak, for example, can give the impression of something smooth or velvety.
Through paints, Kandinsky also sought to portray music, this stormy palette still affects the audience and leaves an indelible impression on their memory. He believed that “color is the keys; hammer eye; the soul is a multi-stringed piano. An artist is a hand that, through one key or another, expediently vibrates the human soul. ”
V. Kandinsky. Composition VII. 1913
A picture is an embodiment of what we see, hear, feel, imagine. Our fantasies and dreams are not colorless; the palette of colors exists not only in life, but also in the thoughts of every person. The artist, in turn, is a creator who can wave his brush like a magic wand and create a real colorful image that will affect the viewer and make him worry.