Olga Sietnicka

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ANTIQUE COLOR WHEELS ~ ~ The story of the Color Wheel is a very interesting one which I would strongly suggest reading over at Imprint, for a full history class. But in the meantime here are visuals that are most appealing to me. All of these antique color wheels and color cards were hand made in the 16th, 17th and 18th Century! I would love one of these!

Color Wheel (Moses Harris, Moses Harris's chart was the first full-color circle. The 18 colors of his wheel were derived from what he then called the three 'primitive' colors: red, yellow and blue. At the center of the wheel, Harris showed that black

Mayerne’s experiments with pigments, Sloane MS 2052, f. 81v. The Mayerne manuscript is a fascinating compilation of writings and observations on painting and the technology and chemistry of art by Sir Theodore de Mayerne (b. 1573, d. 1655). It is an invaluable record of the seventeenth-century ‘medical arts’: the application of scientific methodologies to the study of artistic techniques, and the contribution that painting could make to the development of chemical…

Mayerne’s experiments with pigments, Sloane MS f. The Mayerne manuscript is a fascinating compilation of writings and observations on painting and the technology and chemistry of art by Sir Theodore de Mayerne (b.