Philosophical Art (2) - 形形色色 (What You Know May Not Be the Whole)

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一,模特的选择 一小段香肠。拿一根香肠,把它切成如下的形状。

1. The model is a piece of sausage cut in the following manner.

二,形形 同一个香肠模特,当我们在不同的角度去观察它的时候,它会呈现出不同的形状。就如以下的图像。

2. Then in different angle, it would shown different shapes as follows.

三,色色 - 想象我用两条非常细的线把这块香肠挂在暗房的一角,暗房的墙壁都是白色的。在暗房的右边有一束绿光照在香肠的圆形部分而投影到左面的墙上。然后,在暗房的左面与上方各有边一束黄光和一束红光同时照在香肠的长方形和三角形部分。它将形成以下颜色的投影图。

3.  Imagine that we use two very fine thread to hang the piece of sausage in one corner of a perfect dark-room.  The walls of the dark-room are all in white color.  
From the Right Side of the dark-room, there is green beam of light shining on the the Round-Shape of the Sausage.
From the Left Side and the Top Side of the dark-room, there is a yellow and red beam of lights shining on the rectangle and triangle shapes of the sausage respectively.  Then, on the wall it forms the following pictures.


Whereas, in the dark-room, the color of the sausage would not be shown as what we see under the sun as skin-color.  For example, in the dark-room, if one uses a green light to project on a rose with green leaf, we can only see the green light but can not see the rose for it is back in color (no color is reflected).


Above are the theory on Color Additive and Subtractive. For example, when the green light shine on the skin color of the round shape, it would appear as dark green.  Because the skin color consist of the mixture of RED, YELLOW, and WHITE color elements, which the RED and YELLOW  would not reflect the Green light, Only the WHITE would reflect a portion of the Green Light thus shown as dark-green in color, etc...

Below is the completed art work.

四,这幅画中,我们所看见各部分的形形色色都与画的实物-“香肠模特” 有着很大的差别。如瞎子摸象一般!所以,我们对任何事物的判断都应在多方面了解,以免犯了“失之毫厘差之千里”之错。

4.  In this picture, what the shapes and colors on each wall are simply a part of the projection of the model - a small piece of sausage.  Trying to judge the actual object from the projection from each side of the wall is like the story of the  blind men and the elephant!  Therefore, before we make any comment on a matter, it is necessary to know it from all angles.  Otherwise, it merely personal opinion and could be totally different from fact.  

Bless You
KH Tang



Tacomob said...

Nice one, KH.
I guess, the challenge for us is to know how many angles there actually are to an issue. When can we stop looking at it yet from one more additional angle in order to have a "complete" picture?

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