“Law of the simultaneous contrast of colors”

February 13, 2011

Do you know Georges Seurat? Well, he was one of the “post-impressionists and apparently he painted according to a theory (Chevreul’s law) where it is believed that the colors next to each other. For example when a blue object is set next to a yellow one, the eye will detect a trace of purple, the complement of yellow, and in the yellow object a trace of orange, the complement of blue.

“Seurat, calculated exactly which hues should be combined, in what proportion, to produce the effect of a particular color. He then set the hues down in dots of pure color, next to one another, in what came to be the known as pointillism”. (Stokstad 2005)

Smart guy, no? I think it is kind of cool…


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