|Work by Josef Albers|
|Goethe Color Wheel|
Leonardo Da Vinci developed his own theory of color. Isaac Newton followed. The German poet Goethe came up with the color wheel in 1810. Albert Munsell developed the color system later used by the US Bureau of Standards in the late 1800s. Around 30 years later, Kandinsky's extremely interesting book on color came out. Later, Farber, Johannes Itten and Albers.
This is a history and theories every artist should know, and Color Acting at the Museum of Fine Arts is good place to start.Most of the work is from the MFA collection, with some works brought in. It is the first show put together by the new Chief Curator, Katherine Pill. It's a great show.
All at 255 Beach Drive.