Contrast may refer to:

  • Contrast (vision), the difference in color and light between parts of an image
  • Contrast (form), vertical, horizontal, concave, convex, geometric, organic, soft, hard, coarse, smooth etc.
  • Contrast (linguistics), expressing distinctions between words
  • Contrast (statistics), a combination of averages whose coefficients add up to zero, or the difference between two means
  • Contrast (literary), describing the difference(s) between two or more entities
  • Negative (positive) contrast effect, a phenomenon studied in psychology (behavior analysis)

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Famous quotes containing the word contrast:

    In contrast to the flux and muddle of life, art is clarity and enduring presence. In the stream of life, few things are perceived clearly because few things stay put. Every mood or emotion is mixed or diluted by contrary and extraneous elements. The clarity of art—the precise evocation of mood in the novel, or of summer twilight in a painting—is like waking to a bright landscape after a long fitful slumber, or the fragrance of chicken soup after a week of head cold.
    Yi-Fu Tuan (b. 1930)

    The comparison between Coleridge and Johnson is obvious in so far as each held sway chiefly by the power of his tongue. The difference between their methods is so marked that it is tempting, but also unnecessary, to judge one to be inferior to the other. Johnson was robust, combative, and concrete; Coleridge was the opposite. The contrast was perhaps in his mind when he said of Johnson: “his bow-wow manner must have had a good deal to do with the effect produced.”
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)