Is Triangle Really Yellow ? an Empirical Investigation of Kandinsky ’ S Correspondence Theory

  title={Is Triangle Really Yellow ? an Empirical Investigation of Kandinsky ’ S Correspondence Theory},
  author={Anatoliy V. Kharkhurin},
Kandinsky proposed a fundamental correspondence between primary colors and elementary forms: yellow – triangle, red – square, and blue – circle. This theory evoked a strong opposition among artists, design experts, and researchers. This theory was tested in two experiments. In Experiment 1 non-artist university students (N = 284) were directly asked about the color-form assignment using a modified version of Kandinsky’s questionnaire. The evidence did not support Kandinsky’s theory. Rather… CONTINUE READING

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