Eclectic Color Roundup

Three out of the four topics in today’s post came from the colorful blog that deserves some love, today and tomorrow.

Optical Illusions

The Best Color Illusion We’ve Seen

Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s incredible optical illusion website

Via @colourlovers; the best color illusion… posted first at Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s incredible optical illusion website and found over at Discover Magazine’s blog.

“You see embedded spirals, right, of green, pinkish-orange, and blue? Incredibly, the green and the blue spirals are the same color. At first I thought Richard was pulling our collective legs, being a trickster of high magnitude. So I loaded the image in Photoshop and examined the two spirals. In the two squares displayed below, the one on the left is colored using the same color from the blue spiral, and on the right using the green spiral.”



“This is the desription of the Flickr set 3gen by |||||||||||||||||||: ▲ 3 üç üçgen triangle three trois 三 ג ๓ ٣ III ► ◄ ▼ drie Գ ३ γ´ Ⅲ trys trejetas sān колмо 叁 tri ∆.
Everything clear?” – today and tomorrow


Works by Sarah Spitler

Sarah Spitler

“Colorful chaos.” – today and tomorrow

‘Color Field Paintings’ by Michael Demers

Michael Demers

“Color Field Paintings” by Michael Demers. The color tiles of each painting will be generated randomly, based upon parameters established for each piece. Each painting will exist for approximately 10 seconds.” – today and tomorrow

A downloadable application for the iPhone/iPod that uses the location of the device to generate a color field on the screen. Gallery visitors can download the app on their own iPhones/iPods and place the devices on a shelf in the space, creating various color field paintings.

Website visitor generates a series of browser windows, each with a randomly assigned color based upon parameters established for each piece.

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David Sommers has been loving color as COLOURlovers' Blog Editor-in-Chief for the past two years. When he's not neck deep in a rainbow he's loving other things with The Post Family (, a Chicago-based art blog, artist collective & gallery.