How Artists Use Colour to Communicate
The new M+ Collections Beta website lets you explore over 5,000 objects and archival items from the M+ Collections online. As a ‘beta website’, it will grow and evolve over the coming years, as we explore new ways to let you discover and roam through the collections. One of the ways you can already do that on the website is through colour, using the new colour picker feature.
Apart from being a fun way to discover new works, this feature can also help illuminate some of the ways that colour theory can influence our understandings of artworks and objects. Below, we give a quick introduction to colour theory 101, and how artists and makers can use colour in their work, using some examples from the M+ Collections that you can find on the beta website.