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Re: More Color Questions

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Wizzlewolf
Sun, 7 Nov 1999 17:39:50 EST


In a message dated 11/7/99 5:08:47 PM, paris wrote:

<<How many of you use cyan and magenta as primaries instead of blue and
red?>>
Paris,
This is more than you want or need to know.
If you teach R-Y-B are the primaries for painting, you are correct. This is
"additive" colory theory. However, magenta, yellow, and cyan are also
correct. This is "subtractive" color theory. Blue, green, and red are also
primaries for "light" color experiments. For instance, on the computer we
have RGB color. Those are the colors of our monitors (light).
Color Theory is a vast science. It deals with physics. Despite applications
of the principles of nature, color theories can be a bit arbitrary at times.
However, you should keep teaching r-y-b for painting and art. You can tell
them about M-C-Y and R-G-B, if you want to get into teaching Physics!!
wizzle

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