Excuse the colourful language

Interesting that the guy really doesn’t know what to make of it at first. Does he even like it? He seems unsure, then amazed and pleased.

I think of the first reactions when Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel paintings were cleaned. Many were appalled and declared the colours garish and cartoonish. They thought the restorers had ruined the masterpieces by removing original glazes.

Historians have wondered how today’s tourists would react if they saw the frieze on the Parthenon painted, as is was originally, in bright colours. Tacky or delightful?

How about the “real” world, colour-enanced by LSD or magic mushrooms? Better? Or is there any comparison, since other cognitive abilities are also altered?

More about the glasses, here.

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