Color is a very interesting subject in several sectors of human activity. It has been studied extensively for many centuries, and as well as contributing to theoretical and scientific knowledge, there have been significant developments in applied colour research.

Color in theory and practice

Color and colorimetry are applied in most professional fields and applications: visual communication, restoration of cultural heritage, photography, architecture, chemistry and more.
Research on color also includes issues in digital color. Indeed, nowadays information travels through digital media. Within these media colour is represented differently, for example RGB for monitors and CMYK for printers. Moreover, the different devices (scanner, camera, monitor, printer) have intrinsic limitations in the representation of colours that must be correctly managed, in order to have the same colour on different devices.



Papers on international journals

  • A. Rizzi, “Colour after Colourimetry”, Coloration Technology [In press].
  • P. Paglierani, S. Liberini, A. Rizzi, F. Valan, “Graphical interpolation of Munsell data”, Cultura e Scienza del Colore – Color Culture and Science, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp.21-30, July 2020, DOI:
  • S. De Meo, A. Plutino, A. Rizzi, “Assessing color of gemstones”, Color Research and Application, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp. 224-234, April 2020, DOI:
  • S. Liberini, A. Avolio, S.T. Yankowski, A. Rizzi, “Consistency Issues in Hair Spectral Reflectance and Color Measurement”, Coloration Technology, Volume 136, Issue 3, pp.244–254, June 2020, DOI:
  • A. Plutino, L. Grechi, A. Rizzi, “Evaluation of the perceived colour difference under different lighting for museum applications”, Cultura e Scienza del Colore – Color Culture and Science,Volume 11, Issue 02, December 2019, DOI:
  • M. Rossi, A. Rizzi, C. Bonanomi, A. Siniscalco, “Color: an experiential path between theory and practice”, Journal of the International Colour Association, Volume 22, Special Issue on Colour Education, pp. 34-40, December 2018,
  • A. Rizzi, C. Bonanomi, L. Blaso, O. Li Rosi, S. Fumagalli, “The effect of light changes on simultaneous color contrast: a new aspect of color rendition”, Coloration Technology, Volume 134, Issue 3, pp. 214-221, June 2018, DOI:
  • A. Rizzi, C. Bonanomi, S. Brazzoli, A. Cerutti, Z. M. Kovacs-Vajna, “Assessing appearance in human dental color space”, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 59-67, May 2016, DOI:
  • D. Gadia, C. Bonanomi, M. Marzullo, A. Rizzi, “Perceptual enhancement of degraded Etruscan wall paintings”, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Volume 21, pp. 904–909, September–October 2016, DOI:
  • S. Fumagalli, C. Bonanomi, A. Rizzi, “Experimental assessment of color rendering indices and color appearance under varying setups”, Journal of Modern Optics, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp. 56-66, September 2014, DOI:
  • A. Rizzi, C. Bonanomi, D. Gadia “An extended image database for colour constancy”, Journal of AIC, Volume 13, Special Issue of the IX conference of the Italian Colour Grouppp. 2-13, December 2014,
  • J.J. McCann, C. Parraman, A. Rizzi, “Reflectance, illumination, and appearance in color constancy”, Frontiers in Psychology, Volume 5, Issue 5, January 2014, DOI:
  • C. Bonanomi, D. Marini, A. Rizzi, “From printed color to image appearance: tool for advertising assessment”, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Volume 21, Issue 3, 03316, 2012, DOI:
  • A. Rizzi, “Colour normalisation and spatial comparison: a robust way to integrate the light spectrum”, Colour: Design & Creativity, online journal from the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC), October 2008,
  • I. Farup, C. Gatta, A. Rizzi, “A General Multiscale Framework for Spatial Gamut Mapping”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 16, Issue 10, pp. 2423-2435, October 2007, DOI:
  • C. Gatta, A. Rizzi, D. Marini, “Perceptually inspired HDR images tone mapping with color correction”, International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, Volume 17 Issue 5, pp. 285-294, 2007, DOI:
  • A. Rizzi, D. Gadia, D. Marini, “Analysis of tristimulus interdifference and contextual color correction” Journal of Electronic Imaging, Volume 15, Issue 4, 041202, December 2006, DOI:

Papers on national journals

  • C. Bonanomi, D. Villa, A. Rizzi, D. Marini, “Una nuova pipeline di stampa”, Colore, Quaderni di Cultura e Progetto del Colore, Num. 70 Anno XVIII, February 2011.
  • A. Rizzi, A. Moretti, “De Colorum Natura”, DDD Disegno e Design Digitale, Vol. 6 (2), Apr/Jun 2003,.ed. Poli-Design (Politecnico di Milano).
  • A. Rizzi, “Il colore dalla visione alla elaborazione informatica”, Brescia Ricerche, N. 28, september 1999.

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