Back to articles
Articles
Volume: 5 | Article ID: art00003
Image
Testing the colour harmony for painting exhibition
  DOI :  10.2352/CGIV.2010.5.1.art00003  Published OnlineJanuary 2010
Abstract

A set of colours aesthetically pleasant are described as harmonious in the language of human visual perception. As this notion encloses a subjective part, a psychophysical experiment was carried out to estimate the perception of colour harmony for combinations of paintings with the uniform colour of walls on which they are hung.The experiment, that involved 38 observers, was based on accurate colours built upon a specific colour flow. Participants were asked to judge the colour harmony of combinations of a sample of 7 selected paintings with backgrounds uniformly coloured in 3 different ranges of colours – achromatic colours, tones derived from the global average colour of the considered painting and tones derived from the complementary of the global average colour of the considered painting.Results demonstrate that the best colour harmony is obtained when the average colour of paintings is used to colour their background. The experiment presented in this paper clearly shows that the white colour usually used for walls in museums does not optimize the colour harmony.

Subject Areas :
Views 4
Downloads 0
 articleview.views 4
 articleview.downloads 0
  Cite this article 

Sabrina Lachheb, Philippe Colantoni, Éric Dinet, "Testing the colour harmony for painting exhibitionin Proc. IS&T CGIV 2010/MCS'10 5th European Conf. on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision 12th Int'l Symp. on Multispectral Colour Science,  2010,  pp 11 - 18,  https://doi.org/10.2352/CGIV.2010.5.1.art00003

 Copy citation
  Copyright statement 
Copyright © Society for Imaging Science and Technology 2010
72010351
Conference on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision
conf colour graph imag vis
2158-6330
Society of Imaging Science and Technology
7003 Kilworth Lane, Springfield, VA 22151, USA