Monday, December 12, 2011

The Day I Saw Van Gogh's Genius in a New Light

Here's an interesting article theorizing that Van Gogh may have had color deficient vision.  A protanope (like me) is less sensitive to red wavelengths than a person with normal color vision.  Personally, I can't tell the difference between the two images.  Maybe there's a good reason I've always liked Van Gogh.

And “The Cafe Terrace at Night.” 

Each of the stones in the stone pavement become more solid. The building of the slender cafe’s terrace emerges with depth in the moonless night. Under the stars in the infinite sky, people relax and are enjoying a meal and drinks. And the warm light illuminates them.

Left: Original / Right: 

Protanomal simulation (60%)

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