shimmer

The grisaille, figure that could be called the “color of the colorless,” points to another way of thinking: the paradigm as the great principle of organization. Model of the paradigm: it’s the opposition of primary contrasted colors (blue/red): it’s the opposition par excellence, the very motor of meaning (phonology). Now, the monochrome (the Neutral) substitutes for the idea of opposition that of the slight difference, of the onset, of the effort toward difference, in other words, of nuance: nuance becomes a principle of allover organization (which covers the totality of the surface) that in a way skips the paradigm: this integrally and almost exhaustively nuanced space is the shimmer: the Neutral is the shimmer: that whose aspect, perhaps whose meaning, is subtly modified according to the angle of the subject’s gaze.