As a web designer and a graphic designer an understanding of human visual perception is important. The use of a contrasting color to draw the users eye to a particular area is a simple example of how we can make use of the perception of contrast
However human perception is not always as straight forward! Take these 2 examples
The St Louis Arch
The Arch is as high as it is wide ..get a ruler out and measure it if you don’t believe me!
Then how about this
Do you see movement? Well there is none ..this is a completely static illustration!