The Founding of Color
Mathematics and art, two of the most influential principles behind human society, yet I have never fully related them. I have seen the importance of perspective and proportion in some designs, a mathematical analysis of art form, but seize with the connection from there. My enlightenment in this prompt comes wholly from the reading, a prompt who’s subject will dwell on that of color.
The relationship that is formed between science and art, especially from something as seemingly indifferent as color, is peculiar and traces over the footsteps of many decades. An interesting association sprung about between the leaders of art and mathematics as the 19th century came to turn and Einstein forged the reasoning behind the immense universal importance of light. The Fauvism movement in art sprung in the exact era of Einstein, a practice that involved the importance of simple forms and colors, which was a duplicate of Einstein’s vital description of light.
Previous to this new movement, the popular paintings of the time were composed of dull hues with sole importance laying on the use of perspective and linear arrangement. The same can be said in the field of science, which lacked expression on the significance of the construction or functionality of color. With the turn to the modern era, this was soon to change as the founders of modern art and calculation paved the path towards and recognized the importance of color.
Color, through the form of art, find its value within the ability to arouse feelings by the mere sight of the various hues. Sights such as red are linked with energy, vitality, and life, even though, as a side note, it was stated that there is a change in the functionality of blue as the leader of energy within the text. These emotions that can be linked through mere sight serve the purpose of design and consume the construct with the reasoning behind the various products that can be formed by their use. The Fauvism movement realized this crucial element of art and expressed it in such pieces as Monet’s The Japanese Bridge.