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Old 08-01-2017, 02:01 PM
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perception of colour

Here is a link to an article on colour perception in historical contexts. It thrills me just to read it, so I'd like to pass it on here, in plein air, for two reasons. I'm painting outdoors these days, struggling with colour, and I hope others will enjoy it. Maybe get something from it. (Wasn't Aristotle cute with the embryo theory?!)

https://aeon.co/essays/can-we-hope-t...aw-their-world
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:15 PM
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Re: perception of colour

Really interesting article Libbey thanks for the link.

In the past I looked into the absence of a word for blue in the Zulu and Welsh languages and during that reserch came across the writings of Gladstone and Goethe relating to the topic so it’s nice to have that fleshed out by the professor.

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Old 08-04-2017, 09:28 AM
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Re: perception of colour

There are some cool and quirky ideas here, eh Dave, most I haven't heard of before, including no blues. Colours are where the dark meets the light! Glad you like the article, and, so I read, passed it on to Bill. Have fun, wave
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Re: perception of colour

The character 青 (qing) in Chinese translates to blue or green.

I wonder if that is in any way related to Friedrich Nietzsche's comment on the strangeness of the Greek colour vocabulary: "How differently the Greeks must have viewed their natural world, since their eyes were blind to blue and green"?
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Re: perception of colour

Here's another philosopher on the subject, although I think it's a stretch being about philosophy and not art, concept not percept (generally speaking).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Missing_Shade_of_Blue

I got to the above link after reading this short item -https://qz.com/1088942/you-now-see-c...e-didnt-exist/
wherein the idea of green and blue as background is mentioned, background we aren't as concerned about as much as the objects in the background. I like seeing and being in greens in nature, they are often the subject for me, but I surmise that trying to get greens in paint might be easier if we weren't human. Existential complaint.
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Re: perception of colour

I used to have an old Volkswagen which was a shade of blue. No, green. No, blue.... all my friends argued over it.
Perhaps we name a color so that we can see it.
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Re: perception of colour

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Here is a link to an article on colour perception in historical contexts. It thrills me just to read it, so I'd like to pass it on here, in plein air, for two reasons. I'm painting outdoors these days, struggling with colour, and I hope others will enjoy it. Maybe get something from it. (Wasn't Aristotle cute with the embryo theory?!)

https://aeon.co/essays/can-we-hope-t...aw-their-world

here's a link that you might enjoy on how we perceive light colors from a Physics point of view .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNOKWoDtbSk
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