Home » Articles » Blog » Explore variations of white. | Odili Donald Odita | The Art Assignment Explore variations of white. | Odili Donald Odita | The Art Assignment January 10, 2020 Tom Schamberger 44 Articles, Blog Tags: abstract art, abstract painting, art assignment, art education, art for students, art history, art project, art prompts, chromophobia, color, Color Theory, contemporary art, cummins inc, indianapolis, inspiration for art projects, interaction of color, John Green, Miller House, Murals, odili donald odita, painting, PBS, pbs digital studios, philadelphia, Sarah Urist Green, The Art Assignment, theartassignment, White, whitescapes Previous: PAPER DOLLS FAMILY DRESS UP DRESSES FOR PRINCESS MOTHER DAUGHTER & FATHER CASTLE DOLLHOUSE Next: #Easy_craft #Sunflower #crepe_paper || How To Make Paper Sunflower From Crepe Paper – Craft Tutorial Related posts Waves Watercolor Painting Process “Lilac Sunset Waves” Hello everyone and welcome! My name is Noelle, and in this video, I’m sharing the process for my “Lilac Sunset- Waves” painting. I applied masking… ✨ Make Glowing Art | Neon Effects With Acrylics (Tutorial) Welcome back to our channel! Before you start painting, create a proportionate sketch of your subject to guide you while you paint. Always work on… About The Author Tom Schamberger 44 Comments Halosty says: February 16, 2017 at 8:19 pm Gah! Nothing is white anymore >_> Reply lorenabpv says: February 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm while I'm bittersweet this is the last assignment, I'm glad it's such a great one. going out with a bang 🙂 Reply SciJoy says: February 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm Is this our extra credit? Reply LonerRavenclaw says: February 16, 2017 at 8:34 pm This is interesting, I liked what Odita said about color names being abstracted or generalized. There's a lot of snow where I am, and looking at the landscape is a less interactive way of seeing the different shades and tones that white can take on. Reply Josh Shpayher says: February 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm This might be my favorite assignment. Reply Hamidreza says: February 16, 2017 at 8:47 pm As a web dev, this is quite easy! RGBA all the way! That is an #FFFFFE. Reply radicalbacon says: February 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm I'm terrible and want to cross arms with my also very pale brother. Reply Maxine McCurdy says: February 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm this reminds me of when I was at art school and had to paint a white Egg against white cloth… that project was soooo frustrating… Reply pretty-little-birdie says: February 16, 2017 at 11:20 pm I loved the background of this video while the artist was talking. So many different shades of "white." Reply pretty-little-birdie says: February 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm You know it's a good assignment when you immediately get up to do it! 😀 Reply Smorgasborddd says: February 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm I got to hear Odita speak back in 2015 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, when his art was featured in an exhibition. His ideas about color are really interesting! Thanks for interviewing him! Reply Margaret Moon says: February 17, 2017 at 12:13 am Again, just mesmerizing. His work reminds me of a kaleidoscope with a graphic novel pallette. Reply Stephen Persing says: February 17, 2017 at 2:21 am Great stuff! I love his work. Reply S'cream-y White says: February 17, 2017 at 2:32 am so much fun! Reply Isabella Solis says: February 17, 2017 at 4:32 am The animation reminded me of how Hank is seen as the blonde one when he's with john even though his hair is brown. I can't wait to to this for extra credit btw! Reply Guest Informant says: February 17, 2017 at 6:59 am Professor Beau Lotto – if you want to know about colour perception he's one of the leading authorities. Is the red you see, the same as the red I see? He's designed an experiment to test this and the answer seems to be a loud and clear No. Your perception of colour is determined by physical context, socialization, and even language – from his experiments it seems that if you don't have a word for a colour then you can't see that colour. Here are some optical illusions with colour. If you've not seen them before you probably won't believe them www.echalk.co.uk/amusements/OpticalIllusions/colourPerception/colourPerception.html Reply Oliver Bollmann says: February 17, 2017 at 7:02 am Very cool, one of the clearest and most succinct explanations of why colour is downright scary to deal with. That sneaky mutability! What's the light source, the time of day, the materials touching it, near it, the light that bounces off other materials onto it… even if you cast a bit of shade onto the object it can really change up, and the slightest tweaks can render something from lovely to unsettling…. ok, apparently I never realized just how much anxiety I had around colour. 😉 Needless to say, I love this assignment, very insightful, really opens up awareness, and thought provoking. Sad this is the last one (for now…), but a great one to end on. I'd say GOLD STAR! but now I'm wondering just what gold looks like to me and versus how it looks to others… 🙂 Reply Kari Ha says: February 17, 2017 at 11:11 am Will the official Art Assignment Responses Tumblr go on reposting the responses from everyone, now that the Art Assignments are over? I didn't see a new Response – Repost for months now. Reply Andre Myers says: February 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm This is a great assignment. The contingency of color has long been a fascination of mine in music, so it's great to see that performed by Odili Donald Odita. Thanks for introducing me to the work and thought of this insightful artist! Reply Laura Willems says: February 17, 2017 at 11:15 pm No mention of texture or sheen. Reply Jess Wagstrom says: February 18, 2017 at 1:23 pm This one is really intense. I love it! Reply TheCowgirlgem says: February 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm I wish I had Odili Donald Odita as my teacher! He explains things so well! Reply ells says: February 18, 2017 at 9:52 pm The start of the animation reminded me of the start of the song Quiet from Matilda the Musical! It's a concept that always blows my mind so I love that this assignment realises that. Will be posting in AA:EC soon! (Also I think this is a great assignment to start with – to me it doesn't seem as intimidating to attempt as some of the others. Not that I don't think they're all amazing, it's just that I wouldn't know where to start with some! I think this will get me into it nicely!!) Reply Ren Newman says: February 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm Loved this. Honestly it's something that we take for granted – our perception of color and it's shades and hues. We assume because it has the name "blue" that it then is ONLY blue but when you compare generic "blue" things you find that things aren't as they appear. This whole video brought to mind Kazimir Malevich and his Black Square or the White on White. Needless to say, I loved this video and hope its discourse will help to broaden perspectives. Reply ruby says: February 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm That's an interesting way to look at color, as time periods. In som way then the painting has a totally different meaning to Odita than it would to say someone like me who sees color as a way to express feelings. I guess it can be seen from both viewpoints. When I use to take AP art I'd always find some weird delight in looking at my teachers confused face when I showed up to class with a new painting where I had no boundary as to what colors I was using. Reply PoseidonXIII says: February 19, 2017 at 11:34 pm I love videos like this that enable me to think more complexly about the world around me. This channel is amazing, thanks for helping me learn and understand better! Reply Miles Mamigonian says: March 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm As a devoted Vlogbrothers etc viewer, I only just subscribed to the Art Assignment. If this is what the assignments are like, boy have I been missing out.This is so cool! Reply Autumn D Wallace says: March 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm He's my teacher and he's great! Reply Christo Boshoff says: July 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm Wow! Mind blown! Reply Brenda Singer says: July 26, 2017 at 12:17 am A Study In White… Reply rollership says: September 12, 2017 at 1:29 am Hey this applies to dressing outfits-mix matching clothes and cooking. Salads and tomatoes on burgers. Pancake stacks! Yum Reply empty sky says: October 23, 2017 at 10:40 am I wish he made animations of his work, it’s so dynamic Reply Mark Radionov says: December 3, 2017 at 3:52 pm You know what the problem is for me? His explanation sounds more like a collection of smart sounding words and phrases which don't make any sense together. I'm confused. Like if he himself didn't know why but was asked and had to explain. Reply ethan thompson says: February 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm Why is this the best Shit I've ever seen on YouTube rum Reply Haninder Sharma says: February 26, 2018 at 10:56 am great love it Reply Jennifer Taylor says: March 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm Brilliant Reply Cere says: June 17, 2018 at 4:24 am Wish my computer screen had enough colors to make out his color demo. Reply schocoman3000 says: August 27, 2018 at 1:28 am 6:15 using color and form to think about complex social and political issues…? I don't get that xDI mean… how? Could you please elaborate on that? I'd be happy 🙂 Reply Emerson Jakes says: February 3, 2019 at 6:40 pm Watching this to avoid doing homework and one of my assignments I am avoiding is to read an excerpt of Coates. Is this coincidence a sign? Reply Hope Josiah says: April 3, 2019 at 4:52 am I had to pause to clean my screen and start again Reply Iam Joergen says: July 20, 2019 at 5:50 pm My eyes and brain is lied to me Reply Chante Moody says: July 24, 2019 at 6:04 pm Wow, his art is breathtaking! His art reminds me of things I've envisioned in my mind, but haven't yet made. But, he didn't just envision such things, but made them! His art is vivid, larger than life, and beautiful! I LOVE it! <3 Reply Miche Runnett says: October 19, 2019 at 1:28 pm White eggs in a white bowl on a white table cloth… a study I had to do… humbling…I'll do it again using this and see if I'm still in awe of it Reply ProfoundPlasticBag says: November 25, 2019 at 4:42 am 8:22 My mom on laundry day Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.