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Simultaneous Contrast in Visual Culture and in Fashion
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, History and Theory of Architecture.
2006 (English)In: AIC SOUTH AFRICA 2006 Colour in Fashion and Colour in Culture: Proceedings of the Interim Meeting of the International Colour Association / [ed] Natasha van Tonder, José Luis Caivano, Johannesburg/Misty Hills: AIC, Association Internationale de la Couleur/Colour Group of South Africa , 2006, 117-121 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The common account of simultaneous contrast is that the contrast phenomena occurs between two or more colour surfaces seen together, and thus affecting each other. Contrast effects enhance the difference between the colours involved; e.g. when a colour, as an inlay, is placed on two larger areas. This paper focuses on Sonia Delaunay’s and the early modernist’s application of the concept of simultaneous contrast. In the 1910s, Sonia Delaunay used simultaneous contrast to produce specific effects in paintings, fashion, ballet costumes, and textiles. For Sonia Delaunay, and also for Robert Delaunay, Apollinaire and Cendrars, simultaneous contrast could help express the new era’s speed, velocity, and movement. At the same time, Moholy-Nagy worked out how a new world shows itself in the growing visual culture, a world that had changed from a static to a kinetic mode.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Johannesburg/Misty Hills: AIC, Association Internationale de la Couleur/Colour Group of South Africa , 2006. 117-121 p.
Keyword [en]
simultaneous contrast, colour, Chevreul, Sonia Delaunay, simultané
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Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-92020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-92020DiVA: diva2:511889
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AIC SOUTH AFRICA 2006 Color in Culture and Color in Fashion. Johannesburg, South Africa. 2006 October 25-27
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QC 20120524Available from: 2012-03-23 Created: 2012-03-23 Last updated: 2012-05-24Bibliographically approved

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