INRC group structures in colour aesthetics

Year: 1994

Author: Yun, Hyun Sub

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
This study is intended to identify the aesthetic laws embedded in the colour system and its aesthetic meanings. The hypothesis made here is that the laws embedded in the colour system and aesthetic meanings are the INRC group structural laws proposed by Piaget-Inhelder. The INRC means I(dentity), which is the proposition as it is, N(egation), which is the negation of the proposition, R(eciprocity), which is the opposite of the proposition, and C(orrelativity), which is the negation of the Reciprocity, and its structural law is Equilibrium, which is the combination of Negation and Reciprocity.

The four colours tested here are Mauve (Identity), Pink (Negation), Yellow (Reciprocity) and Light Yellow (Correlativity). The aesthetic meanings of each colour are Reason-Heaven in Mauve, Less Reason-Heaven in Pink, Emotion-Earth in Yellow, and Less Emotion-Earth in Light Yellow. A LISREL model is constructed to test the structural law which is Equilibrium, which is hypothesised to be the law for the four-colour system and its aesthetic meanings. Four paintings with the four group structural colours are made by this investigator; eight scales are constructed by this investigator. Two hundred subjects would be tested for the model. It is hypothesised that the model constructed would be confirmed. The objective of this model is to prove for the hypothesis that the colour cognition and the colour aesthetics are governed by the INRC group structural laws which is appreciated here as one of the ultimate forms of human consciousness.

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