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.
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.
Even the name IRIDESSE pays homage to and is inspired by the unique iridescent play of color and light on a pearl's surface.
The name IRIDESSE is inspired by the complex play of color and light on the surface of a pearl.
The vibrant play of color, rhythm and light charges Gottlieb's work with glowing energy.
The opal occurrences to date, produced samples with very bright play of color (fire) which rival any opal mined anywhere in the world today.
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.
The name IRIDESSE is inspired by the iridescent play of colors and light on the surface of a pearl.