To explore the laws of simultaneous contrast (which can be traced back to M. E. Chevreul) and the possibilities for optical mixtures according to Eugène Delacroix (who had attempted to put Chevreul’s «laws of simultaneous contrast» into practice), the
Date: The French art critic Charles Blanc examined colour contrast in the years around 1879.
Country of origin: France
Basic colours: Yellow, red and blue
Bibliography: Ch. Blanc, Grammaire des Arts du Dessin (English edition: The Grammar of Painting and Engraving, Chicago 1879); Color Documents: A Presentational Theory, organised by S. Wurmfeld, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York 1985.