Color wheels

Goethe's 1809 color wheel
Goethe’s 1809 color wheel

I love color wheels as objects themselves, but also as a record of our attempts to understand color.

The Public Domain Review has posted a collection of color wheels that are beautiful and diverse.

I’ve shown two of my favorites here: Goethe’s color wheel, published in his work  Farbenlehre, and Runge’s three-dimensionally rendered color globes.

See many more at the link above.

Philipp Otto Runge’s color globes (1810)
Philipp Otto Runge’s 1810 color globes

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