© Judit Hettema 2020

H U E

2016 - 2020

Images out of the series H U E are
part of an ungoing artistic research into photographed
objects, removed from their authentic colour qualities.
By doing so form, spatial and lighting characteristics
of the object are remodeled and the symbolic meaning
of the object is being questioned in its depiction.

To understand the importance of hue, it makes sense to
relate to the trichromatic color theory (also known as
Young - Helmholtz Theory) of how humans perceive color.
According to this theory, the human retina contains
three different receptors for color (meaning each one
is most sensitive to one color): one is most sensitive
to red, one is most sensitive to green, and one is most
sensitive to blue. These color receptors combine the
colors to produce the perception of virtually any color.
Based on the assumption of the three primary hues all
other colors can be created by a mixture of these.
All primary colors have inversed, secondary Colors:
Cyaan, Magenta and Yellow. As the light-emitting RGB
system is additive, three spotlights of red, green and
blue will show the secondary colors when they overlap.

In the series HUE this thrichromatic theory and the ef-
fects of perceiving color are used as a research method.


HUE I 2020
Fine Art Print 50 x 62 cm


HUE II 2020
Fine Art Print 50 x 62 cm


HUE III 2020
Fine Art Print 50 x 62 cm


HUE IV 2020
Fine Art Print 50 x 62 cm