Colored shadows at the Optikparcours. (Image: Maik Scharfscheer)
Colored shadows at the Optikparcours. (Image: Maik Scharfscheer)

Optikparcours 07

Colored Shadows

In this column of the W3+ magazine we are featuring the individual stations of the Optikparcours in Wetzlar.

Colored Shadows

Station No 17

Location: Im Klostergarten

 

Tow counter-colored light sources generate counter-colored shadows. Paradoxical-colored shadows emerge when a colored and a white light source are projected, e.g. white and blue light materialize as yellow shadows. While in the first case our seeing follows the rules of physics, the colored shadow in the second case is only perceived in the eye of the observer. In his theory of colors Goethe intensely studied this phenomenon.

 

Additional Information:

www.optikparcours.de