Marks and Remarks
Food for the Mind and Eye

No. 0069, May 21, 2015

DEPT. OF TEXTURAL ADVENTURES


Study in Contrast No. 687




Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski

     What we have here is an entire array of contrasts: in form, in all three dimensions of color (hue, chroma and lightness), in texture and between the apparent foreground and background (apparent, because the perception of a foreground and a background is a creature of the mind). The "foreground" and the "background" are each full of contrasts themselves but are distinguished by their distinct internal organization. Note that contrast is a measure of difference, including the difference in quality and magnitude of the differences found in different locations, and so on ad infinitum. "Stop!" says Prickles, "you're making me dizzy." OK. In any case it's the harmony of the interplay between groups of different kinds of contrasts that yields the aesthetic pleasure which is the object of this exercise. "It is?" says Prickles. Yes.


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