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The weight of color
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Game Design.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the weight of color, with the focus lying on the symbolic significance ofcolor. Exploring whether color in itself conveys symbolic significance and is the symbolicsignificance of color permanent, or is it an after construction? It will be looking at differentareas such as what makes us humans able to perceive colors in the first place, beginning withan insight at some of the foundations in the area of color theory. Mentioning experiments ondecomposed white light, that contains the visible color spectrum and its contribution to theevolution of the color wheel. The color wheels contribution to the art world, the constructionof color harmonies and their significance. It will also be looking at some of the more commonsymbolical meanings of colors and its symbolic significance as color language. It will becovering previous research such as what the symbolic significance of color was under theElizabethan era, consequences when combining color and taste and finally an insight on thetheory of the emotion wheel and its conceptual design in combining emotions with color.There will also be a discussion part looking at the area of color therapy and thoughtsrevolving the subject. The second last part will revolve around my own observations andanalysis. Keeping in mind what I have explored in the earlier parts of this paper and using thatknowledge in my observations and analysis on three different methods utilising the symbolicsignificance of color, focused in the area of films. The last part of my paper will be the resultsof my exploration on the subject of symbolic significance of color and also a discussion part,with my own thoughts on the subject.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Symbolic, Significance, color Associations, Films
National Category
Visual Arts
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209982OAI: diva2:660305
Subject / course
Expression in Converging Media (HGO)
Educational program
Computer Graphics and Animation (HGO)
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-10-29 Last updated: 2013-11-12Bibliographically approved

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