2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IFINE 1220 Color and Composition

Color and Composition introduces students to the formal, historical and expressive properties and uses of color and composition by fine artists, past and present. After studying the theoretical observations on color by Johannes Itten and Joseph Albers the course will investigate historical art movements as well as individual artist's approaches and interpretations of color and its orchestration within a composition. While answering many questions about color, the elusive mysteries of color's affect on us will also be discussed. Through a series of 2-D assignments using water-based paints, students will put into practice this knowledge.