Light, color and vision
Color interactions: Simultaneous contrast
Peripheral vision
Luminance and equiluminance



Fauves from Sarah Whitfield, Fauvism, Thames & Hudson, London, 1991.; J.-E. Muller, Fauvism, Praeger, New York, 1967.

Some Leonardo da Vinci from John Shearman.

Leonardo da Vinci quote about "dress your figures" from section 284, (Why beautiful colours must be in the [highest] light) from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci, Translated by Jean Paul Richter, 1888

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) Italian Renaissance paintings Benois Madonna c. 1478 Oil on Canvas (Originally Panel) 19 x 12" (49.5 x 31.8 cm) Hermatage, Leningrad

Madonna and Child Berlinghiero (Italian, Lucchese; act. by 1228; d. by 1236),ca. 1230 Tempera on wood, with gold ground 31 5/8 x 21 1/8 in. (80.3 x 53.6 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. (60.173)

CLAUDE MONET, The Red Cape, Camille Monet in the Snow Faces of Impressionism Cleveland Museum

Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie Woogie . 1942–43. Oil on canvas, 50 x 50"(127 x 127 cm). Given anonymously. © 2002 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust, c/o Beeldrecht/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist Oil on panel, 1903; 122.9 x 82.6 cm Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, 1926.253 © 1999. The Art Institute of Chicago.

Self-Portrait Paris, end of 1901. Oil on canvas. Musée Picasso, Paris. Picasso was only twenty years old when he painted this Blue Period self-portrait. He presents himself as a romantic, bohemian figure - a moody young artist who fixes the viewer with an almost hypnotic stare.

La Celestina Barcelona, 1904. Oil on canvas. Musée Picasso, Paris. This portrait depicts a procuress in Barcelona named Carlota Valdivia. Picasso has enriched the meaning of the grave and somewhat ominous portrait by identifying his sitter as Celestina, a notorious character of the same profession from a fifteenth-century Spanish play. One of the last great works of Picasso's Blue Period, the painting reflects his ongoing connection to his Spanish heritage and identity.

Pablo Picasso Spanish, 1881 - 1973 Two Youths , 1905 oil on canvas, 151.5 x 93.7 cm (59 5/8 x 36 7/8 in.) Chester Dale Collection 1963.10.197

matisse window:

Pablo Picasso Spanish, 1881 - 1973 Family of Saltimbanques , 1905 oil on canvas, 212.8 x 229.6 cm (83 3/4 x 90 3/8 in.) Chester Dale Collection 1963.10.190

André Derain, Mountains at Collioure, 1905, National Gallery of Art, Washington, John Hay Whitney Collection 1982.76.4

Turner pigment notes from "Notes for Teachers" by Miquette Roberts with contributions from Catherine Cullinan, Colin Grigg and Joyce Townsend, Tate Britian. "Peace - Burial at Sea" from Tate gallery.

Hering's opponent colors diagram. From: Ewald Hering (1920). Grundzüge der Lehre vom Lichtsinn. Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer. From Hans Itrel. Portrait from Peter Gouras.

Women of Algiers in their Apartment, 1834, oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Monet's comments about surrounds, from Barnes 1990 p 36, via Werner p 21.

Goethe. Portrait by Franz Gerhard von Kügelgen, oil-painting, 1810, from Goethe Museum , Düsseldorf.

André Derain. Boats in the Port of Collioure, 1905. Oil on canvas, 72 x 91 cm. Mr and Mrs Merzbacher, the Merzbacher Foundation and Carafe Investment Company.

Delecroix's palette, which was given by the grand-daughter of Leon Riesener, belonged to the painter Fantin-Latour. National Museum Eugene Delacroix, France. The quote, in French, is "Ma palette fraîchement arrangée et brillante du contraste des couleurs suffit pour allumer mon enthousiaste". Info on pigments from Studio Mara.

Warhol Marilyn from Leeds and Fountains Abbey by Heiko Zimmermann. Green Marilyn, NGA.

Most Warhol prints of Marilyn from 1964 series. Some from 1970, from the National Gallery of Australia. The original photo of Actress Marilyn Monroe wearing a halter was photographed: ca. 1950s. Warhol quote from Andy Warhol in: Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett (eds), POPism; the Warhol ‘60s New York and London: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich 1980 p.22.

Signac Women at the Well, and Seurat's the Circus from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Michelangelo colors from Gage p137. Commentary on the Apocalypse, by Beatus - Gage p63.

Han Hofmann from Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Newton collage from stamp issued by Germany on Jan. 14, 1993, on his 350th birthday. Via Jeff Miller. Prism photo by Andrew Davidhazy.

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