Color Schemes  -  CLASH

This color scheme has an energetic, raw, and brash quality.  It is used primarily in advertisement and graphic design, but modern artists use it to create uninhibited energy to their compositions.

It is easy to create this scheme.  Combine a color with one hue on either side of its complementary.   Here are some examples in groups of two:




Some of these schemes were used with the following compositions.  Observe how sometimes the artist used two sets of clash schemes in the same painting.

Pablo Picasso
Exposition Vallauris 1956
Collection of André Verdet.
Pablo Picasso
Le lettere
Private Collection


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