Master's Theses



Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


By using color contrast with great economy and simplicity I have found that I can attain a high degree of subtlety and complexity in color relationship. Two or three colors can give the impression of a wide range of tones and hues. The resulting range is greater than anything mixed pigment can offer. When working with the optical effects of color, it seems to be like using another medium. The colors are lifted from the canvas giving the impression that they hover above it. They have the luminosity and translucency of light itself. Thus, I have tried to explore the graphic progression of black and white as the only tonal combination and to carry it to the exploratory use of spectral color as a stimulating optical sensation.


Eugene Harwick

Date of Award

Summer 1971

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1971 Robert Netherton


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