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Colour guide anno 1692

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A dutch artist – known only as A. Boogert – created a book of colour in 1692. Describing the use of colour in painting, s/he created an 800-page book with instructions on how to create hues and tones. It blows my mind, actually. The work, the meticulousness, the systematics, and not least: a book like that would not really be possible to reproduce back then. So this tremendous amount of work… for a prototype. I doff my hat to you, A. Boogert. (You can see the entire book here.). Colours are not to be taken lightly. 800 pages seems fitting.

Colour guide book, front matter

Colour guide book, front matter

Colour guide book

Colour guide book

Colour guide book

Colour guide book

Colour guide book

Colour guide book

benteh

“Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is”. All-round nerd with a tendency to poke things with a stick to see what happens. Doodler, artist, bookbinder, photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, web developer.

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