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Local Color

Local color is the ‘true’ color of an object or a designated area when it is seen under normal daylight, without regard for the modifying effect of such factors as distance or reflections from other objects. For example, the local color of a typical grass field is green, although at a certain distance it may appear blue because of atmospheric perspective. In painting, local color is the color of an object when seen under flat white light with no adjustment for form shadow or colors of light or secondary light sources



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