The Color of Flesh
Examples from art
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Caption.
1 Highlight
2a Light 1
2b Light 2
2c Light 3
3 Halftone
4 Core shadow
5 Reflected light
6 Cast shadow
Rubens, four studies of the head of a Negro (20 x 26), Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Belgium.
Rubens, head of a Negro (oil on panel, 18 x 14.5), c. 1620, Hyde Collection.
Text.
Caption.
1 Highlight
2a Light 1
2b Light 2
2c Light 3
3 Halftone
4 Core shadow
5 Reflected light
6 Cast shadow
One of Rembrandt's portraits of his first wife Saskia (oil on panel, 26 x 19), 1633, Rijksmuseum.
Caption.
1 Highlight
2a Light 1
2b Light 2
2c Light 3
3 Halftone
4 Core shadow
5 Reflected light
6 Cast shadow
Portrait of Juan de Pareja by Diego Velazquez (32 x 28), 1650, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Note that some of the halftones are green and others are violet.
1 Highlight
2a Light 1
2b Light 2
2c Light 3
3 Halftone
4 Core shadow
5 Reflected light
6 Cast shadow
Sargent's Ena and Betty, daughters of Asher and Mrs. Wertheimer (oil on canvas, 78 x 51), 1901, Tate, London.
Zhaoming Wu's Dynamic movement (detail).
1 Highlight
2a Light 1
2b Light 2
2c Light 3
3 Halftone
4 Core shadow
5 Reflected light
6 Cast shadow
Caption.
Value and color spheres The flesh palette
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