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broken color - Broken color was first used by Manet and the Impressionists in 19th century French painting, where color was applied in small "dabs," as opposed to the traditional method of smoothly blending colors and values (lights and darks) together.


Broken color A term covering a number of techniques in which several colors are used in their pure state rather than being blended or mixed. Usually the oil paint quality is stiff and thick and, when the oil paint is dragged across the surface, layers beneath show through.

Broken Color: A color that is broken by another color.
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Cast Shadow: The shadow that is cast from one form onto another.

Broken colors: The unequal mixing of two complementary colors.
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Caricature: Art that exaggerates the qualities, defects, or peculiarities of a person or idea, usually in a humourous manner. Traditionally used in editorial cartooning. - Example: Honoré Daumier.

Slightly younger Post-Impressionists like Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Paul Cezanne led art to the edge of modernism; for Gauguin impressionism gave way to a personal symbolism; Seurat transformed impressionism's broken color into a scientific optical study, ...

The adoption of Cubism determined the style of much subsequent Futurist painting, which Boccioni and Severini in particular continued to render in the broken colors and short brush-strokes of divisionism.

dry brush - Applying relatively dry inks or waterpaints lightly over a surface, creating an area of broken color - the new color having attached to the high spots but not to the low, so that traces of the paper or undercolor remain exposed.

A branch of French Impressionism in which the principle of optical mixture or broken color was carried to the extreme of applying color in tiny dots or small, isolated strokes.

Pointillism: A branch of French Impressionism in which the principle of optical mixture or broken color was carried to the extreme of applying color in tiny dots or small, isolated strokes.

In addition to the mosaics produced in Barcelona's Güell Park ("Parc Güell" in Catalan), he incorporated broken colored glass bottles, plates from his own kitchen, and even fragments of a porcelain doll.

One reason for suggesting that these paintings are 'radical' Is that they make almost no use of one of the most persistent conventions of Western art, the hierarchic ranking of forms... Non-hierarchic forms can be achieved either holistically by unbroken color areas (Newman, Rothko) or by the ...

See also: See also: Painting, Impression, Movement, Sculpture, Plane

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