Feel the Photons

Nature: Arts, Joanne Baker

“The monochromatic experience is disorienting, explains Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, because our retinas are used to perceiving a range of colours. Cone cells in the eye pick out each primary hue and other cells highlight opposing shades. Spend much time in a red room, and you start to appreciate even a tiny fleck of blue and green.”

Joanne Baker, Feel the Photon, Nature, no. 494, 2013

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