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the colours - Red


Red is one of the most powerful colours - it immediately attacks attention. Red is actually the longest wave length and when set against cooler colours, green in particular red advances forward towards the viewer. It has considerable visual energy in any image and produces very strong vibrations against other colours.


In contrast to the transparency an luminosity of yellow, red is relatively dense and solid. It can be moved a long way towards orange or violet and still be seen as a essentially the same colour.At the far end of its bluish range, it produces a variety of exotic hues, including magenta and purple.






Even when adulterated towards russet or when darkened it remain recognizable. While yellow can be felt to radiant light, red radiates the most energy.



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