All modern color theories are based on the principles of the color theory of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethe himself described the study of colors as his life's work and attributed greater importance to it than to his literary works.
He stated that there are three pure colors: namely red, yellow and blue, and that the other colors are mixtures of them.
If these colors are now mixed in equal parts, the mixed colors of the first order are obtained: Red and yellow yield orange, yellow and blue yield green, blue and red yield violet.
The colors that are opposite each other are called complementary colors. Green is the complementary color to red, yellow is the K color to violet, blue is the K color to orange.
Every color affects our emotions due to its wavelength and thus influences the whole human being. In the European cultural area, for example, the Roman doctor and author of "De Medicina" Aulus Cornelius Celsus used colored skin plasters in the first century A.D. to promote the healing of any ailment. Even today, 2000 years later, colors are an integral part of our everyday life !
Whether colors are used for health or for example in the area of Feng Shui; without them life on earth would be a dreary affair.
The fact that color therapy is one of the oldest forms of therapy on earth has been proven by various publications from the oldest known cultures.
We are surrounded and embraced by it - unable to step out of it, and unable to get deeper into it. Uninvited and unwarned, she takes us into the cycle of her dance and drives herself away with us until we are tired and fall from her arms. She creates eternally new shapes; what is there has never been, what was will not come again - everything is new and yet always the old.
We live in her midst and are strangers to her. She talks to us incessantly and does not reveal her secret to us. We have a constant effect on her and yet have no power over her. She seems to have designed everything for individuality and does not care about individuals. She always builds and always destroys, and her workshop is inaccessible.
She lives in nothing but children, and the mother, where is she? - She is the only artist: from the simplest material to the greatest contrasts: without pretense of effort to the greatest perfection - to the most exact determination always covered with something soft. Each of her works has its own essence, each of her appearances the most isolated concept and yet everything makes one.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Fragment of the »Tiefurter Journal« 1783
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