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Magenta is not a color

Fascinating explanation of magenta, which like black, turns out to be absence of light.

Colour Mixing: The Mystery of Magenta from The Royal Institution on Vimeo.


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  1. Craig

    That was really interesting. I remember from art class that white and black are values rather than colors (white being max color and black being complete absence of color), but my prof never mentioned purple. Never even occurred to me that it wasn’t a real color!

  2. Yes! Exactly :) Thats what amazed me most too.. that magenta is like black. So strange.

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