In the early 20th century, Johannes Itten’s theories on color changed the way artists and scientists viewed the spectrum of colors in the world around them. Here, we outline some of Itten’s basic tenets—many of which are still employed by artists today.
Learn more about color theory and other art terms with our online glossaries.
Have more questions about how to get depth into your paintings? Ask your fellow artists on our message board, Artists' Forum.
Have questions about how to use perspective? Ask them on our message board, Artists' Forum.
John P. Smolko won the Grand Prize—a new MetroShed, furnished by Blick Art Materials, for use as a stand-alone studio—for his imaginative colored pencil piece, Homage to Klimt (The Virgin). Read more about the artist, and view five online exclusive drawings.
Read about the semifinalists in each category, and vote, by October 30, for the Readers' Choice competition winner on our message board, Artists' Forum.