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Photo name: Bezold Effect
Picture category: Illusions
Image size: 9 KB
Dimensions: 296 x 148
Photo description: The Bezold effect is named after Wilhelm von Bezold, a German professor of meteorology. It is an optical illusion that makes colors look different depending on their relation to adjacent colors. It works with small sections of color while the opposite effect happens when contrasting large areas of color. In the example you can see that the red lines appear darker when placed next to the black lines and lighter when they are placed next to the white lines.