Ross | Tasmania | Australia

Daylights: Iridescence
Scott Bennett |2020|Oil on linen |283 x 229mm | Private collection

Iridescence is the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to gradually change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes.

The word iridescence is derived from the Greek word íris (íridos), meaning rainbow and the Latin suffix -escent, meaning “having a tendency toward”.

Iris derives from the name of the goddess in Greek mythology, who is the personification of the rainbow and acted as a messenger of the gods.

Ancient Greek Îris, the messenger of the gods; a rainbow; the iris [of the eye]; the flower – Wikipedia

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