Katherine Giltinan wrote: > > >Hi- I am looking for technical information on after images and the artists > >to intro with it. > > Op Art deals with these optical phenomenon. Richard Anuszkiewicz worked > extensively on "the effects of complementary colors of full intensity when > juxtaposed and the optical chages that occur as result". You'll find an > article, 'The Mind", reproducing his work in "Life Science Library", 1966.
Jasper Johns did a great "after image" painting of an American flag in
orange, black, and green at the top of a grey panel. At the bottom of
the panel is a small black dot. If you stare at the orange/black/green
flag for a while, then shift your gaze to the black dot below, you "see"
the red, white, and blue flag. I have a reference to the painting from
1991 which puts it in the collection of the artist. The title of the
work is "FLAG" done in 1965.