RE: physics trick

From: denis bider (
Date: Mon Jan 22 2001 - 13:45:06 MST

Michael Lorrey writes:

> I was under the impression they were squares of color, not actual
> Ifrit wrote:
> > Take the proportion of size of H to O and those are the

Michael is right that the squares are meant to be *solid color*, not letters
H, O and X. The letters were meant for illustration purposes only. (Review
the original message if confused)

Also, to state the question more clearly: the question is whether or not the
two canvases would seem to have the same color, when watched from a large
distance; or would they obviously differ in color.

[Again, a short summary of the problem: we have two big square canvases, and
two colors (actual colors, not black and white). The colors are in contrast.
Then we paint one of the canvases with a 1:1 mixture of color1 and color2.
We divide the other canvas into very small squares, and we paint each square
so that its non-diagonal neighbours all have the 'other' color. Now, should
the overall perceived color of the canvases be the same - or even similar -
when viewed from afar, or not?]

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