T is for Tone

The sun hasn’t come out yet and the curtains of a room are open. One wall is white while the other two are blue, the forth one is the window.

At 6:00 o’clock in the morning a picture of the room is taken, it looks dark and the blue is pale, there is no movement and just one bed, one coach, and three flowers. At 9:00 o’clock in the morning another picture is taken, the blue is lighter and there is one bed, one coach, and three flowers. At 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon another picture is taken, the room is bright and there are only one bed, one coach, and three flowers. At 6:00 o’clock in the evening another picture is taken, the blue is more obscure and there are the shades of one bed, one coach and three flowers. At 9:00 o’clock at night the last picture is taken, the blue is dark and there is only the silhouette of one bed, one coach, and three flowers.

The four pictures are put upon a table. They show the same but the tone makes the difference.

The particular quality of brightness, deepness, or hue of a tint or shade of a colour. The general effect of colour or of light and shade in a picture. A slight degree of difference in the intensity of colour (1) An objetc’s intensity of darkness or lightness. Variations of light. (2)

Tale, talk, tell, threat, three, tickles, tot, tiresome, trees, trust.

(1) Definition taken from: http://oxforddictionaries.com/ (26 June, 2011)

(2) D.A. Dondis, ‘La sintaxis de la imagen’, GG, Barcelona, 1976.  61p.

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