“The Purple Variation” Sculpture by Addé 2018
An exercise de style based on a variation of violet and a dotting of complementary vibrations playing with the eye sensitivity.
In fact, the perception of colours is limited, not by the eyes, but by the brain.
Schematically, the visual cortex, in the occipital part of the brain, is converting the light vibrations into images and colours.
Although colour-blindness, is a deficiency cause by retinal cone cells responding to light (differently) than normal, the perception of colours rely on cognitive and cultural factors.
The perception of colours is subjective to the brain, therefore, to a cultural patrimony such as, in isolated cultures, some colours do not exist because they cannot be named.
There are very interesting studies about the perception of colours, the brain, and the cultural preponderance of subjectiveness. Amongst them, this thesaurus:
See in Cambridge university Press/ Journal of Linguistics/ Reviews:
Serge Tornay (ed.), Voir et nommer les couleurs. (Publications du laboratoire d’Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative, Université de Paris X, Nanterre. Recherches thématiques 2.) Nanterre: Labethno, 1978. Pp. Li+680.
p.s. For colour blindness, check out EnChroma glasses.
“The purple variation” Sculpture by Addé 2018
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