EPHEMERA: THE ORIGINAL PANTONE

Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau

Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau

Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau

Piggybacking off of last week’s Color Story post, I couldn’t resist sharing this somewhat random, but completely awesome discovery. Let me introduce you to 17th century Dutch artist, A. Boogert.

Arguably the original mix-master, Boogert’s magnum opus was an 800 page handwritten and painted guide to mixing watercolors. Consider it the 17th century equivalent to Pantone.

Amazing, right?

P.S you can view the entire book in high resolution here or in person at the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France.

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