ABOUT SHAFTISM ... Page 4
Complementary colours are any two, which together make white. Such, for example:
Red & green,
Yellow & blue,
Greenish yellow & purple
Indeed to every tint in the spectrum of white light a complementary tint may be found. This consideration
shows that white light is not always of the same composition.
The apparent colour of an object is also affected by the presence of other colours, and by the state of the
eye of the observer.
A red strip on a green back ground, will appear more distinctly red than the same strip
on a red back ground, while neutral tints in the immediate vicinity of strong colors assume to some extent
colours complementary to these. Again, when the eye has looked for some time steadily at a positive colour, it
will become fatigued as regards that color, more than as regards any other.
Consequently, if it is directed
upon a white object it will see the form of the former object occupying part of the field, but with the
The negative colour!
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