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)