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2D Study Guide Questions

Study Guide – 2D Design


In basic terms, how do physicists explain the phenomenon of color?


What is the visual spectrum?  What colors generally make up the rainbow?


Define Hue and Saturation.


Describe Aristotle’s theory of color.


What is the phenomenon of simultaneous contrast?


What did Newton contribute to color theory?


What did Moses Harris contribute to color theory?


How did Goethe attack Newton’s theories of color?


Name two color theorists that influenced Seurat.


What materials did pre-historic artists use to paint?


Why did the Greeks paint their statues?


Discuss some of the unique ways that the Impressionists utilized color.