Prequel to Pantone

Prequel to Pantone


Have you seen this Colossal post? This is completely amazing! Over 300 years ago (271 years before the first Pantone Color Guide existed), Dutch artist, "A. Boogert" wrote about the use of color in art. In an 800-page book, Boogert describes every color imaginable at the time, and included color swatches as well. This was an incredible find by historian Erik Kwakkel who translated part of the introduction.

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

The book was called the “Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau” and you can find a high definition images here.

Source: Erik Kwakkel via Colossal


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Miss Furry

The colours look spectacular!

huege

A. Boogert wrote the book on colour :)

huege

Speaking of the Dutch…..here is something amazing a Dutch artist is doing this century.

DarkEmilee

This is the perfect fusion of my most favorite things: books, calligraphy and art :) <3

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