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The dominant element in the field of the visual arts, color, is in fact visual perception which enables us to detect light waves and grasp certain differences between them.

The capacity to perceive the various colors results from the synthesis of the analysis performed by the eye's rods and cones. Determining the color of an object depends directly on the capacity of a hue to absorb and reflect the various wavelengths of light.

In the field of physics, superimposed beams of colored light produce white, yellow, cyan and magenta. The basic colors used to do this are green, blue and red.

In painting, we find instead primary colors, blue, red and yellow, which, when mixed, create the colors purple, green and orange.

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