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Concept of white light in stage lighting
Author(s): Mauricio R.A. Rinaldi
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Paper Abstract

In perceiving objects, generally we see them in a white light situation. But, actually, there is not an absolute white, in such a manner that the different light sources have a determined kind of white, what it is known as color temperature. Even the white light may be of different kinds (different color temperature), the individual mind tends to perceive it as the same kind of white, that is to say, there is in our mind a psychological function by which we operate an integration in the perception in order to do the object perceptually invariable. On the other hand, it is a common practice in stage lighting to use color light sources. It is a well known phenomenon that a color of light produces a change in the object color perception. However, when we go to theater, we see the objects as having their real color, even if the lighting is not white. In this paper the concept of white light in stage lighting is presented, showing its possibilities of aesthetical expression.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464598
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Mauricio R.A. Rinaldi, Colon Opera House and National Univ. (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association

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