GAN – homoerotic explosions

Rossexercis 1919 Photo Sven Harrys



A recreation of a legendary and groundbreaking exhibition from 1918. Sven Harrys konstmuseum presents Sailor Compositions: The Dramatics of Color and the Dynamics of the City, with works by Gösta Adrian-Nilsson,GAN (1884–1965). ,

GAN came to be a pioneer of Swedish modernism and created his own style based on the prevailing currents of early twentieth-century art: Cubism, Futurism, and Expressionism.







Sjömansmotiv 1919-20, olja och collage.
Sjömansliv 1919-20 Photo Sven Harrys
Sjömannen Edvin 1919-20 Photo Sven Harrys

The jacket

One Adidas jacket is becoming the ”new dress,” at least in terms of creating an Internet storm.

The Dress That Broke the Internet: Explained

Exactly one year after a heavy debate unfolded on social media over the color of ”the dress,” people are bickering over the color of a rayon Adidas zip-up jacket.

Some believe it’s black and brown, while others suggested green and gold or green and brown. In fact it is blue and white! More

In search of blue

Meet the blue crew, scientists trying to give food, flowers, and more a color rarely found in nature

The quest for blue pigments—whose complex chemistry makes them rare in nature and difficult to synthesize—dates back millennia. Most were discovered by accident or are merely synthetic versions of blues already found in nature. In 2009, a chemist stumbled on the first new inorganic blue pigment in 200 years. Today, other researchers are continuing that quest by methodically using physics, chemistry, and genetics to create new blues to dazzle us with.

A small piece of ringwoodite produced in David Dobson’s lab. Dobson hopes to produce a new blue pigment that has a similar structure but is more stable. DAVID DOBSON

Take your colour design to the next level

Get inspired by trend forecasters, material specialists, colour experts and light designers to discover how colour, light and material can successfully affect your design.

Together with designers from all over the world you will work with colour interactively, and through different projects discover how you can stretch the limits of your colour design.

The International Colour Workshop is held during 5 days in picturesque Mariefred just outside Stockholm, Sweden. 

DATE: June 24th-28th, 2019
PLACE: Gripsholms Värdshus, Mariefred, Sweden

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Playing with Colour in Trosa

Maggie Maggio

A colour explorer day with colour consultant Maggie Maggio from Portland, Oregon. Don´t miss this opportunity to learn more – and have great fun at the same time. Maggie will bring  a kit of fun colour learning tools. For the beginner. Maggie Maggio is an architect, artist and art educator. She teaches colour all over the world.

Place: Trosa, Sweden
Date: May 31 2019
Time: 10 am to 16.00 pm
Price: SEK 350, Coffee and a light lunch included
Register: nicoline@kolormondo.com _

Research into #thedress

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Black and blue or white and gold?

Four years ago someone someone posted an overexposed photograph of a black and blue striped dress on Tumblr. It quickly became apparent that about half of us perceive the dress, not as black and blue, but white and gold.
Even before any studies had been published, psychologists and vision experts were quick to explain that the #thedress illusion is related to a process called “colour constancy” whereby your brain takes environmental lighting effects (which are ambiguous in #thedress photo), and your own past experiences, into account when interpreting the precise wavelengths it believes are being reflected off a surface. 

See Christian Jarretts paper for more information

See also
What is the correct answer about the dress’ colors? Investigating the relation between optimism, previous experience, and answerability. 
Bodil KarlssonCarl Martin Allwood 

This study suggests that a color judgment can be a decision process that includes both individual perceptual experiences and beliefs about colors. Even if these two phenomena are related they sometimes differ. We found that individual differences in optimism and previous experience were related to answerability judgments about the “correct answer” to the colors of The Dress.