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Runge’s color orb and color patterns were invented in history

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In 1766 the British insect researcher and graphic artist Moses Harris (1730 – 1788) published a book called “The Natural System of Colors,” in which he built a dice wheel based on 3. primary colors red, yellow and blue. He was the first to propose the idea of ​​the contrast between complementary colors, and put […]

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The development of oil painting techniques

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The development of oil painting techniques is closely linked to the evolution of Western painting. Usually this development, presented in chronological order, goes from Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Classic, New Classical, to Romance, Impressive, Post-Impressive, Modern, Post-Modern. Brian Thomas’s book “Vision and tecniques in European painting” (Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1952) examined the development of […]

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Mayer’s triangle of colors

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Newton’s color wheel only shows the change in hue and saturation of each color, not the way the darkness of the colors changes. Eighteenth-century theorists expect to build color models that guarantee four criteria: i) the model must classify all colors that can be created by a combination of primary colors, called primary colors, ii) […]

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