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Color = the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light

Also spelled: colour

Also see: colorful / colourful

Recommended listening
Should artificial colours be banned? – Specialist dietitian Joan Breakey from Brisbane discusses artificial food colouring and allergies.

The Power of Colour – Red is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or – in German – drunk. In India, yellow is said to have been made from the urine of cows, force-fed mango leaves. Cindy Bisaillon looks into the history, psychology, art, music and spirituality of colour.

Do you see what I see? – Did people in the distant past see colour in the same way that we do? The most famously perplexing ancient colour description is Homer’s ‘wine-dark sea’. It’s led to the proposition that the ancient Greeks had defective colour vision. Is this the case, or did they understand and perceive colour in an altogether different way to us?

It’s time to retire “color of the year”


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