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Visual differentiation informs perception? (Color)

on: March 03, 2015, 04:05:01 pm
I found an interesting article that reveals how changes in how we differentiate what we see with our eyes can completely alter our visual perception. Namely, that since blue might not have been differentiated from other tones in the past, people might have perceived color much differently- In the article, the sea is a dark wine, the sheep are violet, honey is green, and the sky is colorless.

I'm not going to put too much thought into the subject, but I will say this subject could possibly apply to other aspects of visual perception (not to mention all other aspects of perspective in life.)  These shifts in perspective probably are a major element that all 'color us' uniquely as artists...why my purple may be close but not exactly to yours.. What is interesting about the article is it demonstrates major and collective shifts in perspective are possible.

I think it is easy to become confined to a rigid perspective based on what we are taught.  It's hard to escape what we have developed as truths- that the sky is blue, for instance.  I think artists need to be reminded the power perception has on our expression.  I think this article is important in that way, since it reveals that it is not so idiosyncratic to achieve new perspectives, since perspective is never a fixed truth.  Shift your own perspective in a way that lets your own unique colors shine, even as both of those things are always evolving.  Don't be afraid to differentiate  ::). Maybe you will begin to see life in new colors  :hehe: