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Goethe, Eastlake and Turner: From Colour Theory to Art
Colour in Art, Design and Nature
Wolfgang Goethe was a unique fi gure in the history of colour theory, being the founder of modern German literature at the same time as being a scientist. His reaction to the colour experiments of Newton was both intense and controversial. It resulted in a comprehensive exposition of colour theory especially relevant to art. As a member of the Royal Academy, the English painter Sir Charles Eastlake was suffi ciently gripped by it to translate it into English. J.M.W. Turner annotated thisdoi:10.2495/978-1-84564-568-7/05 fatcat:urcd6nbd2jdvlmeenmoi36prx4