Value, Color and Mood

The STUDY of VALUE

Value is the observation of light on an object.
The absence of light is called a shadow.
Shadow and shading are different things.
Shading is the act of marking to depict the effects of light on an object.
Shadow is what is left from the artists drawing those effects of light.
Value is measured using a value scale.
They run from light to dark covering all the grays between.

Value is an introduction to the ILLUSION of DEPTH.
Value gives an object the illusion of form.
Drawn on a flat surface, this is an illusion as drawings are flat.
Until shaded, they are in fact, shapes.
Once shaded, they become forms, 2d to 3d.

To depict value the artists uses marking or shading techniques.
These are hatching, cross hatching, scribbling, stippling, broken line, varied line, contour line, hard edge and any combination.
Cross Hatching with scribbling tend to hide marks.

Value does more than just shade objects.
It depicts depth and space.
It can depict overlapping or the space between objects.
It creates atmosphere both natural (fog) and emotional,
(melancholy).

Dutch Painting is a great example of the use of value. These painters tended to use natural light, but for emphasis they would create light or light sources.

The link below Has a wide range of still life examples.
www.pinterest.com/ragnabes/still-life/

Picasso's Blue and Rose periods, Rembrandt's work and George Innes and the Tonalists are good examples of the emotional or psychological effects of Value. Impressionists also used value to a wide effect, but then again they were a painting the effects of light and to them, color was light, and light was color.

There is not much difference save for material handling, that separates black and white and color.
Here we would start using terms like tints and shades and complements.


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Rembrandt
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Claude Monet




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Frans Synder, Natura Mortem or Xenia
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Pieter Claesz, Vanitas
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Jan Van Eyck Note details on table.
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Jan Van Eyck
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Aelbert Jansz Van Schoor
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Pieter Claesz
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Velasquez, Spanish and is considered on of the greatest painters of all time. he painted dignity in to his portraits and the material, the medium was never hidden. it was always paint.

Below is a gallery of Van Gogh. Van Gogh was Dutch and he was Deeply influenced by that painting culture and the German Expressionist movement.
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Notice, simple, centered more or less, focal point un mistakable.

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Edward Manet Is arguably one of the most famous Impressionist. His use of Spanish and Dutch painting was a synthesis of ideas concerning composition and contrast and value. Below are some of his small still life paintings. They are simple depictions of floral arrangements. They maybe no more than color studies but they are works or art and beauty on their own. They also follow in the footsteps of a deep painting tradition ff small scale still life painting.
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Quiz
1) What is Value?
2) Is there a difference between black and white and color?
3) We are using chalk Pastels. How are they like pure color?
4) Define a shadow in terms of light.
5) Define shading in terms of value.
What are the four characteristics of Value
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10) What was Valasquez's connection to Manet?
11) What was the Dutch connection to Manet?
12) Look at a Manet Foral painting. How is a mood cast?
13) Atmosphere has two characteristics. What are they?
14) How does the window in a Vermeer tend to dominate the atmosphere or mood of the painting?
15) How has Hollywood or the motion picture and TV world used value? Or What have they learned from great painting?
Bonus,
How does Value effect composition?