Sacred Texts  Age of Reason  Index 
VI. Perspective of Colour and Aerial Perspective Index
  Previous  Next 
Buy this Book at

The Da Vinci Notebooks at


p. 160

The medium lying between the eye and the object seen, tinges that object with its colour, as the blueness of the atmosphere makes the distant mountains appear blue and red glass makes objects seen beyond it, look red. The light shed round them by the stars is obscured by the darkness of the night which lies between the eye and the radiant light of the stars.

Next: 297.