The Mantis Shrimp is a crustacean known for two things:
- its punch
- its eyes
For this question I will focus on the latter.
A theory about the effects of their super vision is that it causes their colorful exo-skeleton. It looks weird to us, but to them it probably looks normal. And this brings me to my question:
What would the pigments would be used in the art of an intelligent race of aliens with super advanced eyes (they can see from microwaves to UV on the electromagnetic spectrum) and would the wider range of pigments that they chooses to use, look any different to us humans who can see a shorter width of the color spectrum? would there be a larger use of what humans perceive as monochromes or would we see a color picture but just not the whole picture?
Too make this less broad I will write here some cultural and psychological stuff about the alien race.
Language Colors Their language is completely tone deaf and pitch deaf, they communicate with short hisses and color changes. It's complicated but basically the colors spiral down their body and change very fast(think rainbow candy cane designs). Colors' purpose in their language is to communicate emotion, who you are and talking to, importance and urgency.
Ecology Their is a ton cobalt on the planets surface, and the color of alarm for most of the organisms on the planet is hot pink and purple. All of the major autotroughs are blue and purple because of all the cobalt everywhere