We are very pleased that Elle Decoration have given a full page feature on our 'Single Colour Sphere' print in their current issue. As colour addicts ourselves we love the scientific arrangement of colours in his of paintings, and the man behind them is fascinating too (more below).
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Romantic German artist Phillipp Otto Runge accomplished a great deal in a short life. A well respected painter, a poet, and a writer whose stories featured in Grimm's Fairy Tales. Above all this he was the pioneer of his age in the field colour.
At the beginning of the 1800's Runge began exploring the range of possibilities of mixing yellow, red, and blue along with white and black. His aim was to test the limits of colour combinations and to map out the findings. This work resulted in his 'Farben-krugel' (colour sphere) a series of paintings that scientifically, and very beautifully, present the colour spectrum.
Runge was struck by an early death just as his paper was published, and sadly never received the full recognition for his work. However we have these two colour sphere prints reproduced from his original paintings, a real treat for any colour addict! In addition to the series we have the beautiful 'Colour Star' print.