Before we had Pantone Color Guide, there was no universally acknowledged system to determine colours. But there have been makes an attempt to make it, and possibly essentially the most spectacular one got here from the artist identified solely as A. Boogert, who again in 1692 created a powerful piece of literature about mixing colours.
Handwritten in Dutch, the “Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau“ was an 800-page lengthy information on shade and paint that was most likely essentially the most complete piece on colours on the time. It featured shade samples, descriptions and even directions on the right way to create sure hues and alter the tone by including one, two, or three components of water.
Medieval e book historian Erik Kwakkel was the one who received the prospect to look at the e book, and as he translated a part of the introduction, he concluded that the colour e book was meant as an academic information. Sadly, there’s solely a single copy of the e book identified to exist, so most likely solely a few the privileged few received to be educated by it.
The e book is at the moment stored on the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France.
More information: Erik Kwakkel (h/t: colossal, demilked)