Sunday, 27 June 2010

A thought for a Sunday

"It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block".

Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903)


dave hambidge said...

PG was probably right, but ain't life much easier if he was wrong?

Andy Holroyd said...


Art would be much less interesting if it was only based on snap-shot photographic realism.

Painting your hallway may be easier though.

Duncanr said...

I'm reminded here of the old question - if a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it does it make a sound?

When I look at a leaf I 'see' a green object, but what does a 'colour blind' person see?

Does the colour reside in the object?

Or is it the brains interpretation of the signals it receives from the eyes ?

Which is 'reality' ?

Andy Holroyd said...

Reality is that which, even if you don't believe in it, is still there.

Hope that helps Duncan!