Induction Chromatique Serie B 4/4
100 x 100 cm
Chromatic Inductions are closely related to the phenomenon of post-image, which is also known as the retinal persistence effect. This means that if a viewer stares at a red plane briefly and then looks away, the retina preserves the image for a few seconds, but the image appears green, which is the induced color or complementary color.
These phenomena occur separately, one after the other; Chromatic Inductions, however, reproduce them all at the same time. They therefore manage to stabilize—and render visible—a phenomenon which can only be captured fleetingly and in very special circumstances.
Further to his experiments with the phenomenon of retinal persistence, Cruz-Diez also produced Douche d’Induction Chromatique [Chromatic Induction Booth] in 1965 and Induction à double fréquence [Double Frequency Inductions] in 1986.