Work has been steadily progressing with the presentation of Goethe's Theory of Colours book. We now have all the plates (including Eastlake's plates) on the website. Many of the images have been added to the text so they can be viewed while reading.
At this juncture, we are forming a group who will be reading through the text with the following goals:
- Identify areas where Goethe's plates are talked about but not explicitly referenced, so they can be placed within the text for viewing.
- Create high quality digital representations (which will yield better prism experiments) of existing plates, and create new graphics that will facilitate experiments talked about but from which there is no existing plate to conduct the experiment.
- Photo document each prism experiment, so the results of the experiment can be clearly referenced.
This will in turn lead to establishing a referenced and standardized set of experimentally based colours. There has been long running debates about the nuances of the colour goethe was talking about. Is blue a ultramarine blue or cyan? What is the difference between "pupur", red & magenta. Is there subtle differences between the standardized colours we know today and the colours Goethe had in mind? For the first time in the 200 years since Goethe wrote his "masterpiece" we will be answering, documenting and referencing these questions systematically.
Join us as we embark on a journey of exploration armed with prisms and cameras. Our group will meet by-weekly in the Greater Toronto Area.