Which Pantone Are You? A Closer Look at Skin Color

Which Pantone Are You? A Closer Look at Skin Color

Nancy Mitchell
Jul 18, 2012

What color are you? In reality, the words we sometimes use to describe skin tone (white, tan, black, brown) don't even begin to cover the multitude of hues found in humans. Brazilian artist Angelica Dass has created a fascinating project where she photographs people and associates them, not to a particular race, but to a Pantone color that corresponds with the exact hue of their skin.

To create the portraits that make up her project, called Humanae, Angelica zeroes in on an 11x11 pixel area of each subject's face and determines which Pantone color it corresponds to. She then places the subject against a background of that color. On its own, each portrait is intriguing, but viewed together, they are even more fascinating, forming a sort of rainbow of humanity. It's a poignant reminder of the incredible beauty and variety of our species.

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(Images: Angelica Dass)

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