In the language of optics, red is the color evoked by light that stimulates neither the S or the M (short and medium wavelength) cone cells of the retina, combined with a fading stimulation of the L (long-wavelength) cone cells.
Primates can distinguish the full range of the colors of the spectrum visible to humans, but many kinds of mammals, such as dogs and cattle, have dichromacy, which means they can see blues and yellows, but cannot distinguish red and green (both are seen as gray).
2009Wax crayon130 x 182cm The Henry Jones Art Hotel Collection Lindsay Broughton was Head of the Drawing Studio at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania for 25 years.
BELL FROM THE NATAL QUEEN: For many years the iron barque, Natal Queen, traded between Tasmania and mainland ports.
2009Wax crayon228 x 300cm The Henry Jones Art Hotel Collection Lindsay Broughton was Head of the Drawing Studio at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania for 25 years.
Since retiring, he continues his art practice in Hobart.
The red color of blood comes from protein hemoglobin, while ripe strawberries, red apples and reddish autumn leaves are colored by anthocyanins.
Red pigment made from ochre was one of the first colors used in prehistoric art.Typically, in these studio works, he alters details and overall proportions for compositional reasons, while, for expressive purposes, he incorporates within a particular work details from his studies of other artefacts.He strives to realise images of speculation and mystery that connect viewers, via their own imaginations, with some ancient, mythic past.The red sky at sunset results from Rayleigh scattering, while the red color of the Grand Canyon and other geological features is caused by hematite or red ochre, both forms of iron oxide.Iron oxide also gives the red color to the planet Mars.On the color wheel long used by painters, and in traditional color theory, red is one of the three primary colors, along with blue and yellow.