Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Sound of Color

Did You Know Colors Have Sounds!

"The Sound of Color" Prints

Colors have different wavelengths, and they affect the way we see, hear, and feel color. Red has the longest wavelength, making it more aggressive, louder, and warmer. Blue, on the other hand, has the shortest wavelength making it calmer, softer, and cooler.  When colors are arranged with their sounds in mind, a painting can be composed to feel like music. Notice how the red comes forward in the work above to create drama, and how blue recedes backward and has a calmer mood.
"Color Rhythm" Prints

To learn more about the sound of color. Check out these fascinating videos.

Can You Hear Colors?! - YouTube
Apr 19, 2015 - Uploaded by BuzzFeedBlue
Find out what it's like to hear shapes and read colors and test yourself

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color — and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.

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