39 | When You See Color Differently

39 | When You See Color Differently

What happens when you’re colorblind in the art world? A look at artists and an art historian who work with colorblindness. My guest this episode is Assistant Professor of Art History at Manhattan College (and my former professor), Marisa Lerer.



Color vision deficiency test

Color vision deficiency test

Peter Milton,  Mary's Turn,  also features Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas paintings hanging on the wall.

Peter Milton, Mary's Turn, also features Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas paintings hanging on the wall.

Neil Harbisson, his antenna, and his artwork

Neil Harbisson, his antenna, and his artwork

Daniel Arsham’s artwork


Links / articles mentioned

Art - Color Blind Awareness

NIH - Color Vision Deficiency - Genetics Home Reference

National Eye Institute - Facts about Color Blindness - NIH

Kazunori Asada - Chromatic Vision Simulator - simulate colors on your phone

Neil Harbisson - website & TED Talk

Rob Sharp - The Advantages of Being a Colorblind Artist - Artsy

Angela Evancie - For One Artist, Colorblindness Opened Up A World Of Black And White - NPR

Michael Marmor and James Ravin - The Artist's Eyes: Vision and the History of Art

This is Color: A Weird Little Lesson, in Rainbow Order - NPR - a fun interactive history of color

Nell Greenfield Boyce - These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color? - NPR

Hannah Yi - What It’s Like for an Artist to Suddenly See Color - Quartzy

Colin Schultz - Was Vincent van Gogh Color Blind? It Sure Looks Like It - Smithsonian Magazine

Tim Masters - How the colour-blind see art with different eyes - BBC



40 | Destination: Art - Marfa

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