Describe the alterations effected in the disposition of the articles of furnitures?
A sofa upholstered in prune plush had been translocated from opposite the door to the ingleside near the compactly furled Union Jack (an alteration which he had frequently intended to execute) : the blue and white checker inlaid majolicatopped table had been placed opposite the door in the place vacated by the prune plush sofa : the walnut sideboard (a projecting angle of which had momentarily arrested his ingress) had been moved from its position beside the door to a more advantageous but more perilous position in front of the door : two chairs had been moved from right and left of the ingleside to the position originally occupied by the blue and white checker inlaid majolicatopped table.
The graceful wild clematis festooned the shrubbery along the creeks with great wreaths of magnificent white bloom, which loaded every breeze with perfume; the pretty bright green senna shrubs along the river-banks were decked in blossoms which rivalled the deep blue of the sky in brilliance; the magpies built their nests in the tall gum-trees, and savagely attacked unwary travellers who ventured too near their domain; the horses were rolling fat, and invited one to get on their satin backs and have a gallop; the cry of the leather-heads was heard in the orchard as the cherry season approached.
(Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career, ch. 12)
All through that crossing the country was quiet; the horizons were a transparent blue.
(Nicholas Rothwell, ‘Into the red’, Quicksilver)
Scene: a tall, erect man, aged 60, is walking up a long gravel driveway. He is impeccably, incongruously dressed for the country surroundings: dark blue suit and tie, rose-pink shirt, dress shoes. It is the Go-Betweens’ Robert Forster.
(Andrew Stafford, ‛The Go-Betweens: Right Here doco shows old wounds remain close to the surface’, Sydney Morning Herald 20 Sep. 2017)
A simple example of a preattentive task is the detection of a red circle in a group of blue circles (Fig. 1). The target object has a visual property “red” that the blue distractor objects do not (all non-target objects are considered distractors).
(Christopher G. Healey, ‘Perception in visualization’)
Windsor and Newton Deep Ultramarine oil colour has an obsessive, ecstasy-like effect on my nervous system quite unlike any other colour.
(Brett Whiteley, quoted in the caption to The Balcony 2, Art Gallery of New South Wales)