Color Text Emotion Do Images Reflect Emotion in Text?

The project searches for a hypothetical relationship between color, text and emotion. Do articles covering tragedies or disasters use a certain color scale? Do photo editors choose images with similar color scale, chroma or brightness for specific sections or common undertones of articles?

After a technical research the project is limited to a color analysis of the images. Algorithmically extracted color palettes are used as measureable surrogate for statements about emotion in pictures. The emotion in texts is extracted by using sentiment analysis software.

Because of an open questioning and complex materia is this an experimental and unbiased project. Visualizations are not just used as a method to communicate results but as an essential part of analysis and examination.

Project Website: www.farbetextemotion.de

Year 2016Tools