A color perception optical illusion

Should you encounter someone who doubts the importance of context in color perception, you might try whipping out this little demonstration:

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6 thoughts on “A color perception optical illusion

  1. The diamonds are all gradients, with the tops lighter than the bottoms. This makes the diamonds on top appear darker, since the bottom of the top diamonds is darker than the top of the lower diamonds.

  2. This is why when painting you want to develop your entire canvas from simple to complex, and not tightly finish one little area before moving on – so that every color is in context all along.

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