How a Rare Vision Condition Helps One Artist See Colors Like Few Can

September 17, 2014 10:24 PM

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How a Rare Vision Condition Helps One Artist See Colors Like Few Can

Concetta Antico of San Diego lives in a world only a small percentage of humanity can see -- she is a tetrachromat. Tetrachromats have a fourth, extra cone class for color vision and while normal people see one million colors, Ms. Antico and a small handful of other women like her identified through DNA testing so far can potentially see orders of magnitude more.

Her vivid oils -- all remarkably done in just one sitting -- are on display through Sept. 28 at the Women's Museum of California, Liberty Station, in a solo exhibit titled Beacons of Beauty: Capturing Earth on Canvas. Featuring swans and parrots and butterflies and flowers among other subjects, the ...

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