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What you can’t see

By Tom Chatfield  

From the wikipedia page on International Klein Blue—a deep blue hue invented and patented in 1960 by the French artist Yves Klein as part of his search for colours which could themselves represent artistic concepts:

International Klein Blue is outside the gamut of computer displays, and can therefore not be accurately portrayed on this page.

Which makes this website all the more enigmatic in its intent; and usefully reminds us that, sometimes, if you haven’t seen it in the flesh (so to speak), you haven’t seen it at all.

Of course, as the philosopher Thomas Metzinger observes in “The Representational…

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