The Impressionists….

August 10, 2018

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“Mayan 12” illustrates optical mixture where color dots change other colors by merging into a new color, which was used by Impressionists. Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat (1859-1891) and Paul Signac (1863-1935) developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. Design by Meredith Eliassen, 2018.

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“Mayan 13” illustrates the Bezold Effect, another optical illusion, named after a German professor of meteorology, Wilhelm von Bezold (1837–1907), who discovered that a color may appear different depending on its relation to adjacent colors, which happens when small areas of color are interspersed. Design by Meredith Eliassen, 2018.

 

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