The purpose of the course of Chromatology is the study of colour in its many aspects: historical, scientific, technical, symbolical.
Colour seen as the expression of an idea, of a shape, of a space, of a feeling, of a message.
The objective is to provide analytic and critical methods for planning.
Starting from history of colour, we will then go on with the study of single colours, symbolism of colour, colour perception, with particular attention towards their use in the world of ancient and contemporary art, graphic design, publishing, interior design.
Each class will be part of the deepening of some essential theoretic elements. During practical and Lab classes, exercises and graphic executions will allow deepening of covered topics.
Periodic individual and collective reviews will help verify the learning process.
Methods of evaluation
Evaluation of graphics and drawings, a final theoretical-graphic thesis focused on the interaction of colour applied to the world of painting, of graphics, of interior design- according to the different academic choices made by the student-together with a deep historical, technical and compositional analysis.
Oral evaluation of themes covered and resumed in the handouts, will give students a chance to show their preparation.