Visual, mental and spiritual phenomena are multiply interrelated in the realm of color and the color arts.1

—Johannes Itten

Colors are the children of light, and light is their mother. Light, that first phenomenon of the world, reveals to us the spirit and living soul of the world through colors.2

—Johannes Itten

If we are going to make the best quality photographs and prints, we need to start by understanding the basics of color. Johannes Itten—the Bauhaus artist, author, educator, and color theorist in the early 20th century—saw color as a seriously complicated and deep topic and art as one of the many disciplines investigating it. Some of these other disciplines include: the physicist, who studies the nature ...

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