03 April 2006

Color is a Beautiful Thing

But is it ever reliable? "Colors are promiscuous...colors confound memory...colors resist systems...colors defeat language." The Washington Post has a wonderful but short piece on the unreliability of color, something that most take for shared reality. For anyone who has dealt with reproducing color for any purpose, the article summarizes the problems of perception and reproduction as they are confronted by both left-brained and right-brained individuals.

Color is a Beautiful Thing, Nina Simone
"Color is an I Ching chang/Fo' sho'/Ding dang!"


Blogger Tom Clohessy said...

Sharon -
Fugitive colors! Roaming the country in search of their original hue....great article that got the noggin in a whirl.

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