play of color

play of color

[′plā əv ′kəl·ər]
(optics)
An optical phenomenon consisting of a rapid succession of flashes of a variety of prismatic colors as certain minerals or cabochon-cut gems are moved about; caused by diffraction of light from spherical particles of amorphous silica stacked in an orderly three-dimensional pattern. Also known as schiller.
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The news in textiles from Heimtextil and Maison et Objet was the continuation of sheer fabrications and the layering of sheers to create illusions and play of color. Beading, a carryover from past seasons, continues to be important.
The graphic elements of these early pictures provide an open scaffolding for the play of color against structure while suggesting a kind of generalized representation.
Her most recent canvases, shown in New York, plumb a more subdued humor than much of what was seen in Philadelphia, perhaps because she is making ever more complicated magic out of the play of color, light, and volume.
Holi is celebrated in the areas of Hindu majority while in Pakistan the Hindu minority also celebrate this with play of colors in their communities and also burn logs of wood to symbolize victory of good over evil and observe Holi Pooja.
Aptly titled 'Contrast,' the exhibit showcased an innovative and eye-catching play of colors, shapes and textures.
The festival will feature religious rituals of Hindus including the play of colors with participation of different religious minorities living in different parts of the country.
Nourished by references to EI Greco and Zurbaran, present in the play of colors and gesturality of the figures, these tableaux vivants of contemporary athletics open wide the free zone an artist might today occupy between fine art and media.
Springs' Artistique collection under the Wamsutta brand showed an eclectic mix of fabrics that are drawn from apparel, a play of colors and embroidery, applique and hand-stitched details.
Light creates a play of colors in the Upper Antelope Canyon.
The exhibition entitled "Wandering Colors" portrayed a reflection of images with the technique of realism that captured minor details in strong lines and floating images through play of colors for art lovers of twincities.
Paul Bhatti said, adding "On this occasion, government stands committed to ensure equal rights for all minority communities as enshrined in Constitution of Pakistan." Holi is celebrated in the areas of Hindu Majority while in Pakistan the Hindu minority also celebrates this with play of colors in their communities and also burn logs of wood to symbolize victory of good over evil and observe Holi Poja.
This transmutation of melodramatic narrative into a play of colors reminds me of the pivotal scene where Dennis Haysbert delivers his impromptu remarks on a Miro painting to a visibly impressed julianne Moore.