Book, Plate V-III-2, Interaction of Color
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.
In this color exercise, Albers demonstrates the phenomenon of after-image, more specifically, reversed after- image. After staring at the image on the left for thirty seconds and shifting your gaze to the center of the white square, the diamond shapes are seen in yellow rather than the expected after-image complement, blue.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, ND1489.A33.
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Its dimensions are
H x W (open): 50.5 × 33 cm (19 7/8 in. × 13 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.