addition to its powerful expressive qualities, color
creates the sensation of space and influences the perception
changing of color or illumination can induce a dramatic
feeling of illusory motion*. Look at the
center of the 'animated' image below... It represents
a cube made of colored elliptic shapes whose sides
seem to expand or to shrink according to the color
of the background. The
of the apparent motion is also determined by the luminance
of the edges of the elliptic shapes. In this case,
dark colors (red, purple) in the background 'attract'
the dark edges of the shapes to the center; while light
colors (yellow, green), drive away the light edges
from the center.
a progressive or regressive hue sliding of any static
image can produce a spatial visual impression.
motion is used to define the appearance of movement
in a static image.
at the center of the 'animated' image. The image
is static only colors change!
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