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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesVisual ArtsOther - Visual Arts · 1 decade ago

Is white or black the absence of color?

what about the absense of light?

20 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    ** yeh

  • 1 decade ago



  • 1 decade ago

    Black is the absence of color. And here's why:

    Light is white, and white is the combination of all colors in the visible spectrum. They are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet (ROYGBIV).

    In light, a white object reflects all of these colors equally. A blue object reflects primarily blue and absorbs all other colors.

    Where there is no light, there is no color. So there is blackness.

    Hope that helps.

  • 1 decade ago

    Black is absence of color

    white is combination/sum of all colors

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    White is every color combined.

    Black is the absence of color.

    Try it, if you have a red, yellow, and blue flashlight and you point them all at the same spot, you'll get white light. If you turn off all the lights you'll get black. :)

  • 6 years ago

    I think the absence of color is clarity. The windshield of your car has no color. It is neither black or white, it is clear. Though it may have a slight blue tint, it has no color, it is clear.

  • 1 decade ago

    Definately, White

  • 1 decade ago

    White is the absence of color visually, but is all colors in the light spectrum. Black is all colors visually, and the absence of light on the spectrum.

    I think i just popped a brain cell on that one.

  • 1 decade ago

    Black is the absence of color (It absorbs all 7 colors)

    White is the absense of light

  • 1 decade ago

    Black is the absence of colour and light, and white is the exact opposite. White happens when there is too much colour and light and the image becomes over saturated.

    Of course, without light, everything is black. trumps white. Hehe.

  • 1 decade ago

    Black is the combination of all,

    white is the absence.

    White reflects all colors, so you see nothing,

    black absorbs all colors, so you see everything.

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