Chapter 12 - Painting and Decorating:
Optical Illusions In The Arts And In Decorating
In the arts, forms, lines, perspective, contrasts, color and brightness are so important that it is obvious optical illusions are also important. Sometimes they are problems which must be suppressed. In other cases they are boons to the artist if he or she is equal to the task of harnessing them. Often they appear unheralded and unexpected.
All the means for success which the painter possesses are also available to the decorator. However, the decorator may also make use of some of the optical illusions of irradiation, line, form, etc. which the architect uses.
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