Perhaps a little background will help clarify this. (Information below is from http://changingminds.org)
When we look at something we separate out a foreground, or figure, and a background, or ground. The foreground is usually the main subject on which we will subsequently focus, whilst the background is generally ignored.
Areas which stand out are more likely to be seen as the foreground figure. This includes those where:
- The eye is more sensitive to the color (Red, Orange)
- There are saturated, bright colors
- There is a high contrast between the foreground and background (eg. Black on White).
- There is a lower contrast between sections of the foreground.
- There is a contrasting outline around it, separating it from the background
- The foreground is smaller than the background, which surrounds it.
- Colors where the eye is less sensitive (blue, purple)
- Unsaturated, pale or pastel colors
- A large area surrounding the likely foreground
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Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.