What are primary colors? How can artists use color to make things in their pictures "jump out" at you? How can colors be used to show different moods and feelings? You'll find the answers to these questions and more as you read 'How Artists Use: Color.' Learn how artists from the beginning of time to the present day have used color in their work. The books in the 'How Artists Use' series explore the characteristics of color, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, and perspective. Take a close-up look at these characteristics in works of art by well-known artists. Activities in each book help you use these characteristics in your own work.
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