On [:] Semi-darkness | Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1950


Caspar David Friedrich Mondaufgang am Meer

Caspar David Friedrich, Mondaufgang am Meer, 1822

“Look at your room late in the evening when you can hardly distinguish between colours
any longer – turn on the light and paint what you saw in the twilight. There are pictures
of landscapes or rooms in semi-darkness, but how do you compare the colours in
such pictures with those you saw in semi-darkness?

A colour shines in its surroundings. Just as eyes only smile on a face.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Remarks on Colour, 1950 

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