A time capsule of Goethe’s intuition on the roles and manifestations of colours in our lives. Colour is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of colour theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published Theory of Colours ( public library; public domain ), his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colours.

Source: 19th-Century Insight Into the Psychology of Color and Emotion

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