[Tig] What color is it in here?

Rob Lingelbach rob at colorist.org
Mon Mar 30 18:16:27 BST 2009

On Mar 30, 2009, at 8:00 PM, Richard Kirk wrote:

>  Goethe described the moods of his Red, Blue, and Yellow primaries  
> as 'Serene' for the red corner,  'Mighty' for the blue corner, and  
> 'Melancholic' for the Yellow,  whoah Maan, I got the yellows, I got  
> the yellows reeeal baad (da-Da-da-Dum), etc. I don't think I agree  
> with any of those.

I think you had to be of the time; just as music has its modal  
influences and progression of harmony, so did art, in its
shades, hues, tones, etc.

> I think the blue for night phenomenon, though it is not a blue that  
> any current color measuring instrument will see, is nevertheless  
> something that feels 'right' for anyone. Even some of these  
> phenomena have to be learned. Brunelleschi had to demonstrate that  
> we saw things in perspective by 'wiping' between his drawing and a  
> mirror. However, once we overcome our resistance to the unfamiliar,  
> then it 'feels right' to us.

another example of this, as pointed out extensively in the TIG by P.  
Swinson, is our psychological reaction to grain, or,
stochastic resonance.

Rob Lingelbach
rob at colorist.org

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