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Munsell Color is comprised of the original Munsell Color Company that Albert H. Munsell started nearly a century ago. Our specialty is developing and producing physical color standards based on Munsell...
The Munsell Color order system is designed for the way you see and process color. That means you can literally take a color notation and visually imagine how it will look. After all, the developer of...
Every Munsell color that you communicate gives you complete confidence… we guarantee it! When you need to communicate color reliably, the Munsell color matching system quality practices ensure that...
You know the color you want… the Munsell Color System lets your partners and suppliers know too. Where ever you need to establish and communicate color, the Munsell Color System makes it easy. Choose...
When I try to depict natural tones and colors in my art, the Munsell Color system illustrates how my choices work. The system incorporates the main components that are identified when using color, and organizes these into a sensible three dimensional graph that anyone can look at and understand. Any color can be broken down into these components and playing with these allow me to traverse the entire spectrum to find exactly what I feel is suitable for use within any image I create. read more »
“The meaning of a word is its use in the language.”
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
My Grandma belonged to the generation that easily slipped German words into their native Serbo-Croatian. She was also a skilled seamstress and I heard her many times referring to various fabrics as being grau, drapp, licht or dunkel.
Much has been written about the Munsell Color System. The system configures a solid sphere used to unite the three attributes or qualities of color: Hue, Value, and Chroma (HVC). How about studying the Munsell Color System on interactive animated images?
“…it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.”
The Atlas of the Munsell Color System was first published in 1913. It consisted of two sets of charts (15 in total), illustrating the Munsell system of color measurement. We have uploaded a PDF of the Atlas from the original first printing – yellowed, worn pages and all. Below is an outline of what the book covers.
Here at Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences we have a diverse population of students using a variety of approaches to study imaging. Our students are involved in multiple programs including fine art photography, photojournalism, advertising photography, imaging and photographic technology and biomedical photography. read more »
In early March, 2014, over 300 people in the art world came to Ventura, California to attend the Representational Art Conference, also known as TRAC 2014. It’s an international gathering of those interested in exploring “representational art’s place in the 21st Century.” Artist Graydon Parrish, along with co-presenter Steve Linberg, presented a studio demonstration named “The Munsell Color System for Artists” to a standing room only audience. read more »
No matter your medium, color flow studies are a great way to get a better understanding of the three properties of color. Over the years, I’ve taught color flow exercises in paint, dyes, inks, and, my personal favorite, polymer clay. An ideal medium for color flow exercises, polymer clay comes in many colors, can be accurately measured, is easy to clean up, and, best of all, it is color you can hold in your hand. read more »