The Art Corner is a space just outside the From Experience to Experiment Exhibition where visitors can experiment a little with creating their own afterimages.
What’s an afterimage – try this experiment out and see!
Stare at the center of the image for 30 seconds, then close your eyes. What do you see?
(Keserü Ilona: Kis utókép, 1998)
How did that happen?
Cells in the back of our eyes called cones allow us to perceive colour. There are three types of cone cells that more or less respond to blue, green and red light. When we look at something red, this stimulates the so-called red cones and tells our brain that the object is red. To perceive other colours, the different cone cell types work together. When looking at one colour for a long time, even 30 seconds, the cones get tired and temporarily do not respond. This is how afterimages are formed.
Drawings by Visitors
We hope to see your work of artwork up in the Art Corner soon.