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M.E. Chevreulís ideas definition

M.E. Chevreul (Director of Dyes at the Gobelins tapestry works in France) wrote The Law of Simultaneous Contrast of Color in 1839.  He included within his work about how the eye perceives color in multiple combinations.  He made the point that it becomes more and more difficult for the viewer to pinpoint the focal point of the composition when the picture includes more color and objects.  Hiis observations helped to begin the Impressionists’  painting discoveries with light and color.