• Artistically speaking white and black are not colors they're values. Scientifically speaking white is what we see when all light is reflected off of an object and none of it is absorbed. Black is what we see when all light is absorbed and none is reflected. When we see a color that's merely the length of light wave that is being reflected the others are being absorbed.
    • dumdum
      Thanks, but --- If "black" absorbs all colors and reflects none by which we perceive, how do we see the item? I also understand there is some disagreement in both artistic and scientific schools. Thinking maybe I going to have to just believe it works without knowing the finer details.
    • Linda Joy
      Do we see a black item at all? Or only the absence of color? What do you see in the dark? Isn't it truly only the absence of light?

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