Syllabus bites: Visual literacy


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What colours are used? How are they used? Do they portray different characters? Are colours used as symbols? How is colour used to build atmosphere? For example, the colour red could represent life force, energy and passion. Sepia colours are often used to reflect past times and memories. Colour often has particular cultural significance. For example, red is also associated with prosperity in Chinese culture.