“Seeing in Color” is a collaborative science and art study of vision and color perception. Science studies included color and light experiments, learning about transmission, reflection, and refraction, an eyeball dissection, and an exploration of additive and subtractive light. In art, students created these paintings using their knowledge of anaglyph images, radial patterns, and visual contrast.
Students were to create a painting using anaglyph imagery, radial patterns, and a variety of painting techniques. These paintings are meant to be an exciting visual experience for the viewer when viewed through 3D glasses.
Students photographed an object of interest and utilized a direct and strong light source
Photographs were then edited in photoshop to add an "anaglyph effect"
Imagery was applied to canvas
Students painted radial patterns around imagery to create emphasis on objects
Lastly, a variety of red and cyan acrylic paints were added to images to boost contrast of anaglyph filter
Exhibition and Curation
At exhibition, guests were handed 3D glasses and invited to a minimalist space where they could view the paintings under bright light against white walls. Students explained the inner workings of the eye and how anaglyph or "3D" images are created.