Why it took us thousands of years to see the colour violet | Curio

Why it took us thousands of years to see the colour violet

12 mins | Jul 21, 2021

The reason behind the expansion of the mind’s colour palette. Until the mid-19th century, the presence of the colour violet in art was an incredibly rare occurrence. Why is this? Allen Tager, a Russian American artist and cognitive scientist, reflects on his quest to get to the bottom of this phenomenon.

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