Gerhard Richter, Rosen or Roses, 1994. Catalogue Raisonné: 799-2. Oil on canvas; 46 × 51 cm.
Afterimage is a physiological response created when the eye is exposed to a concentrated burst of color, triggering the optic nerve to produce a brief flash of its complementary. Creating surgical scrubs and theater operating robes that are blue-green in color prevents doctors from seeing this afterimage when they look away from the wound they are operating on, since the optic nerve already recognizes it as the complementary color.
— Textile Futures: Fashion, Design and Technology
jil sander autumn—winter 2014