Goethe on Color

Maria Popova of Brain Pickings posted a wonderful read, Goethe on the Psychology and Emotion of Color.

“… his most fascinating theories explore the psychological impact of different colors on mood and emotion — ideas derived by the poet’s intuition, which are part entertaining accounts bordering on superstition, part prescient insights corroborated by hard science some two centuries later, and part purely delightful manifestations of the beauty of language.”

More here.


  1. Milsters
    December 3, 2012

    I just read the article on Goethe and wanted to thank you for posting the link! It’s such a wonderful website to discover! :)



    PS Thanks so much for sharing the Paris in Color giveaway with your readers; I really appreciate it!! :)

  2. Susan
    December 4, 2012

    Fascinating! I studied this, and it still is so interesting to me!

  3. Parasol Dreams
    December 7, 2012

    How lovely! Never seen this before! :D


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