explore-blog: 1686 Richard Waller ~ Table of Physiological Colors Both Mixt and Simple, a predecessor to Goethe’s famous color wheel from Theory of Colours.
Waller’s table provided a cross-reference for colors one might find in nature. If a shade didn’t match exactly, he proposed, it was a simple matter of locating where on the table’s color-continuum that shade might fall.

explore-blog: 1686 Richard Waller ~ Table of Physiological Colors Both Mixt and Simple, a predecessor to Goethe’s famous color wheel from Theory of Colours.

Waller’s table provided a cross-reference for colors one might find in nature. If a shade didn’t match exactly, he proposed, it was a simple matter of locating where on the table’s color-continuum that shade might fall.

(Source: , via overwroughtamerica)

Tags: color

stilllifequickheart: 2010  Paulette Tavormina ~ Peaches and Morning Glories, after G.G.
oldbookillustrations: 1920 Arthur Rackham (English 1867-1939) ~ Frontispiece for James Stephen’s Irish Fairy Tales. Source: archive.org
In a fork glen into which he slipped at night-fall, he was surrounded by giant toads. 

oldbookillustrations: 1920 Arthur Rackham (English 1867-1939) ~ Frontispiece for James Stephen’s Irish Fairy Tales. Source: archive.org

In a fork glen into which he slipped at night-fall, he was surrounded by giant toads. 

ornamentedbeing:

18th Century Colour Wheel
Found a bit more: “In the late 18th century, Moses Harris elaborated on the Newtonian color wheel by charting not only pure colors, but the various shades of those colors as well. If we consider the Newtonian wheel to be a one-dimensional representation of color, then Harris’s wheel introduces a second dimension.”
I have no idea who wrote that since I copied it straight from a forum board. Apologies!

ornamentedbeing:

18th Century Colour Wheel

Found a bit more: “In the late 18th century, Moses Harris elaborated on the Newtonian color wheel by charting not only pure colors, but the various shades of those colors as well. If we consider the Newtonian wheel to be a one-dimensional representation of color, then Harris’s wheel introduces a second dimension.”

I have no idea who wrote that since I copied it straight from a forum board. Apologies!

(via lepetitpoulailler)

oddresonance: Stanton MacDonald-Wright: ‘Plate 1, Inherent Saturation’ (undated)

oddresonance: Stanton MacDonald-Wright: ‘Plate 1, Inherent Saturation’ (undated)

Tags: color

f-featherbrain: The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe 
Tray of jasper trials, ca. 1773-76, from Josiah Wedgwood’s manufacture. 
The numbers are keys to the formula, recorded in Wedgwood’s “Experiment Book.” The letters indicate placement in the kiln and so the firing temperature. Jasperware clays were used for the portrait medallions and ceramic reliefs popular in the late 18th century.

f-featherbrainThe Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe 

Tray of jasper trials, ca. 1773-76, from Josiah Wedgwood’s manufacture. 

The numbers are keys to the formula, recorded in Wedgwood’s “Experiment Book.” The letters indicate placement in the kiln and so the firing temperature. Jasperware clays were used for the portrait medallions and ceramic reliefs popular in the late 18th century.

biff: The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Lowengard 
Source: From Ignaz Schiffermüller, Versuch eines Farbensystems (Vienna, 1772), plate II. Credit: Photograph © 2002 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

biffThe Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Lowengard 

Source: From Ignaz Schiffermüller, Versuch eines Farbensystems (Vienna, 1772), plate II. Credit: Photograph © 2002 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

(via f-featherbrain)

Tags: color chart

f-featherbrain: The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe 
Mimicking the spread of light from a source, Harris places the pure colors at the center of his circle and the lightest at the outer edge

f-featherbrainThe Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe 

Mimicking the spread of light from a source, Harris places the pure colors at the center of his circle and the lightest at the outer edge

Tags: color chart

f-featherbrain: The Creation of Color in Eighteenth 
Schäffer’s color charts described and ordered both unmixed and mixed colors together. Here, bands one through eight correspond to the unmixed colors shown on the shield. He instructs the reader how to fill the remaining bands with mixtures of two or three colors.

f-featherbrainThe Creation of Color in Eighteenth 

Schäffer’s color charts described and ordered both unmixed and mixed colors together. Here, bands one through eight correspond to the unmixed colors shown on the shield. He instructs the reader how to fill the remaining bands with mixtures of two or three colors.

(via lostintherenaissance)

Tags: color chart

f-featherbrain: The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe 
Mayer-style triangles continue to be used as tools to test colors and match shades for pigments and dyes. This example calibrates red, yellow and blue shades of Irgalan dyes, a type of synthetic dye often used by art conservators, but any three colors might be combined in this system.

f-featherbrainThe Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe 

Mayer-style triangles continue to be used as tools to test colors and match shades for pigments and dyes. This example calibrates red, yellow and blue shades of Irgalan dyes, a type of synthetic dye often used by art conservators, but any three colors might be combined in this system.

(via lostintherenaissance)

Tags: color chart

amagicalplacetobe:    I would like to learn all the names of the colours. At least MORE of the hues. I shall make myself a chart, as a chart is always good.
____________
reblogging because it’s so lovely ♥

amagicalplacetobe:    I would like to learn all the names of the colours. At least MORE of the hues. I shall make myself a chart, as a chart is always good.

____________

reblogging because it’s so lovely ♥

(via oddresonance)

Tags: color