Color

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Introduction1

Dictionary

color : a phenomenon of light (such as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Color (American English) or colour (Commonwealth English) is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple. This perception of color derives from the stimulation of cone cells in the human eye by electromagnetic radiation in the visible spectrum. Color categories and physical specifications of color are associated with objects through the wavelength of the light that is reflected from them. This reflection is governed by the object’s physical properties such as light absorption, emission spectra, etc. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Color Portal (Wikipedia)

Search

Colors (Wolfram Alpha)

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Inspiration

Why Holi Is the ‘Festival of Colors’ (Casey Quackenbush and Lisa Marie Segarra, Time)
Why India celebrates Holi: The legends behind the festival of color (Manveena Suri, CNN)
Holi Festival of Colours (Wikipedia)

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Foundation

Theory

Basic Color Theory (Color Matters)
Color Theory (Wikipedia)

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Innovation

How Colors Are Discovered (Liz Stinson, Gizmodo)

Science

CERN Determines the Color of Antimatter (Ryan Whitwam, Extreme Tech)

Technology

How Color Works (HowStuffWorks)

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Preservation

A Short History of a Pigment Collection (R. Leopoldina Torres, Harvard Art Museums)
A wall of color, a window to the past (Colleen Walsh, Harvard Gazette)

History

A Brief History of Color in Art (Sarah Gottesman, Artsy)
Pigments through the Ages
History Of Colour (Colour Effects)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Museum

The Color Factory
Colour Experience Museum (Atlas Obscura)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

3 Fresh New Ways to Teach About Color (Heather Crockett, The Art of Education), Glogpedia

Course

Colour Theory for Artists and Designers

News

NPR Archives, Google News Search

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Note: This is a 360° Video — press and hold to explore it!

What Is Synesthesia? (Psychology Today)
Synesthesia (Wikipedia)

Fun

The Color Run

Humor

Humor color photography prints (Art.com)

Toy

Meet The Best Toys To Teach Colors (Keriann Wilmot, The Spruce)

Hobby

Why coloring books are good for you (Kelly Fitzpatrick, Daily Burn, CNN)
The benefits of coloring for adults (Dummies)

Arts

Macro Room (YouTube Channel)

Visual Arts

Elements of Art, Color (Wikipedia)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Belief

How 8 Colors Got Their Symbolic Meanings (Natalie Wolchover, Live Science)

Fiction

List of fictional colors (Wikipedia)

Illusion

12 fascinating optical illusions show how color can trick the eye (Ana Swanson, The Washington Post)

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Realm

Physical

“Fundamentals”
Law (Constant) Relativity
Force Gravity, Electromagnetism (Light, Color)
Matter (Microscope) Molecule, Atom (Periodic Table), Particle

“Space”
Universe (Astronomical Instrument)
Galaxy Milky Way, Andromeda
Planetary System Star, Brown Dwarf, Planet, Moon

Our Neighborhood
Solar System Sun
Terrestrial Planet Mercury, Venus, Earth (Moon), Mars
Asteroid Belt Ceres, Vesta
Jovian Planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Trans-Neptunian Object
Kuiper Belt Pluto, Haumea, Makemake
Scattered Disc Eris, Sedna, Planet X
Oort Cloud Etc. Scholz’s Star
Small Body Comet, Centaur, Asteroid

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.