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2017

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Scenic Wallpaper, Landscape No. 1, 2017

This is a Scenic wallpaper. It was manufactured by Carnovsky. It is dated 2017 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is digital print on paper. It is a part of the department.

Carnovsky’s RGB wallpapers consist of three superimposed scenes, each printed in a different color: cyan, yellow, or magenta. By viewing the design under saturated red, green, or blue lighting conditions, one of the three scenes is revealed. Under red light, the architectural interior, printed in cyan, becomes visible. In green light, the magenta print of a horse-drawn cart in a dense forest appears; while the blue light exposes the yellow design—a group of dancing figures and satyrs in a pastoral scene.

This object was donated by Carnovsky.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 200 × 558 cm (6 ft. 6 3/4 in. × 18 ft. 3 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Scenic Wallpaper, Landscape No. 1, 2017; Manufactured by Carnovsky ; digital print on paper; H x W: 200 × 558 cm (6 ft. 6 3/4 in. × 18 ft. 3 11/16 in.); s-e-2703

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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