pantone skin color spectrum
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jul 06, 2012
pantone skin color spectrum


‘humanae’ by angelica dass
all images courtesy of angelica dass

spanish artist angelica dass has conceived ‘humanae’. the project applies the alphanumerical classification of the pantone coloring
system to human skin tone, communicated through a photographed portraiture series. the background of each piece is dyed the
exact shade extracted from a sample of 11 x 11 pixels from the very face of the people depicted, with the ultimate aim being to record
and catalog, through a scientific measurement, all possible complexions.


the project records the pantone value from an 11 x 11 pixel of a human face


the project is ongoing, looking at recording a variety of complexions


example spectrum of pantone skin colours from the ‘humanae’ project


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