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  • Title: Prefatory Note: First Scientific Lecture-Course
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    • wanting to defend Goethe's Theory of Colour in every
    • from this principle the phenomena of colour which were not
    • Theory of Colour in Goethe's spirit.”
  • Title: First Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • colour, what we subjectively describe as the quality of colour is the
    • light or colour for example, the objective wave-movement in the
    • of the “subjective” phenomena of colour and the
    • his Theory of Colour is also founded, of which we shall be speaking
    • will perhaps begin to speak of Colour, for example, more in Goethe's
  • Title: Second Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • of light and colour rather as follows: — We ourselves are
    • affected, say, by an impression of light or colour — we, that
    • in greater detail in due time. Now in and with the light the colours
    • such. With the help of the light we see the colours, but it would not
    • all that meets us by way of colour really confronts us in two
    • — there is no less of a polar quality in the realm of colour.
    • kindred colours — orange and reddish. At the other pole is what
    • we may describe as blue and kindred colours — indigo and violet
    • world of colour meets us with a polar quality? Because in fact the
    • polarity of colour is among the most significant phenomena of all
    • yesterday, this is indeed the Ur-phenomenon of colour. We shall reach
    • it to begin with by looking for colour in and about the light as
    • glass — phenomena of colour arise at the edges.
    • completely filled with colours, The displaced patch of light now
    • more thorough study of it, we should find in it all the colours of
    • phenomenon, the pure and simple fact. We see colours arising in and
    • light is displaced and the phenomena of colour appear at the edges
    • dimness, and by this means the dark or bluish colours are
    • downward region the red or yellow colours. So therefore we may say:
    • shades of colour; downward, the light outdoes and overwhelms the
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  • Title: Third Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • and by. We shall have to go into the phenomena of light and colour
    • prism — the phenomena of colour, in all their polar relation to
    • treatment of light and colour. The strange education we are made to
    • light and colour, let us now begin again, but from the other end. I
    • a number of statements as to the way colours arise in and about the
    • colourless light go through a prism the colourless light is analyzed
    • we let a cylinder of colourless light impinge on the screen, it shows
    • a colourless picture. Putting a prism in the way of the cylinder of
    • light, the physicists went on to say, we get the sequence of colours:
    • explain it thus, so he was told — The colourless light already
    • contains the seven colours within itself — a rather difficult
    • — the seven colours, into which it is thus analyzed.
    • yonder wall. He really expected to see the light in seven colours.
    • But the only place where he could see any colour at all was at some
    • Looking at such a place through the prism he saw colours; where there
    • seven colours at all, only a reddish colour at the lower edge,
    • aperture has edges, and where the colours occur the reason is not
    • that where light adjoins dark, colours appear at the edges. It is
    • The colours therefore,
    • colours. The latter phenomenon only arises when we take so small a
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  • Title: Fourth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • — primary phenomenon — of the Theory of Colour. By and
    • Colour. Of course the phenomena get complicated; the simple
    • light colours, i.e. in the direction of the red and yellowish tones.
    • Blue or violet (bluish-red) tones of colour will appear (
    • of colours, from violet to red; we caught it on a screen. I made a
    • yellow-red colours.
    • coloured.
    • region). Through something darkened — through the blue colour,
    • you do. Likewise the red colour below is proof that here is a region
    • “objective” colours if you wish to speak in learned
    • colour-spectrum, began to speculate as to the nature of light. Here
    • is the prism, said Newton; we let the white light in. The colours are
    • light into its constituents. Newton now imagined that to every colour
    • corresponds a kind of substance, so that seven colours altogether are
    • colours — so that the seven colours are parts or constituents
    • then too I find I get a rainbow, only the colours are now in a
    • into greenish-blue. I get a band of colours in a different order. On
    • analyzable and would consist of seven colours. This, that he saw the
    • black band too in seven colours, only in a different order, —
  • Title: Fifth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • the colours are reversed. We have already discussed, why it is that
    • the colours appear in this way when we simply look through the
    • colours to what we call “bodies”. As a transition to this
    • problem looking for the relations between the colours and what we
    • Concerning the relation of the colours to the bodies we see around us
    • (all of which are somehow coloured in the last resort), the point
    • will be explained how it comes about that they appear coloured at
    • say: When colourless sunlight — according to the physicists, a
    • gathering of all the colours — falls on a body that looks red,
    • this is due to the body's swallowing all the other colours and only
    • another body appears blue. It swallows the remaining colours and
    • namely the way we see what we call “coloured bodies”
    • coloured light. The Bologna stone had acquired a relation to the
    • coloured light, — a property the chlorophyll does not retain.
    • coloured so long as we illumine it. The second is Phosphorescence: we
    • cause a body to remain coloured still for a certain time after
    • colour. We have this sequence: Fluorescence, Phosphorescence,
    • Colouredness-of-bodies.
    • these lectures we have seen how colours arise — and that in
    • ways, colours arise in and about the light; so also they arise, or
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  • Title: Sixth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • really going on when the phenomena of colour comes into being before
    • that in some way the colours spring from the light alone. For from
    • between the lighter and the darker colours. The light ones have a
    • colours on the other hand have a quality of drawing on us, sucking at
    • from the lighter colours we draw near the darker ones, the blue and
    • light, the enduring colours. We cannot treat all these things
    • eye too is a sense-organ and through it we perceive the colours; so
    • and finds expression in light and colour there is the vibrating
    • different colours. By calculation one may even explain from the
    • what underlies the phenomena of light and colour: namely, undulations
    • has taken place. First it is light and colour which they desire to
  • Title: Seventh Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • colour. As I have said before, all I can give you in this Course
    • that wherever colours arise there is a working-together of light
    • coloured shadows, as they are called.
    • shadows, without perceptible colour. You only need to take a good
    • is illumined by both sources of light. Now I will colour the one
    • coloured glass, so that this one of the lights is now coloured
    • colour on to the white surface. In such a case, you are seeing the
    • familiar with this phenomenon, and also knew that of the coloured
    • reddish-shining colour. In fact I see the screen more or less red.
    • — I with my own eye generate the contrasting colour. There is
    • screen as a whole now has a reddish colour.
    • green strip. It stays green, does it not? So with the other colour:
    • Theory of Colour it must of course be rectified.
    • researches to show the real nature of coloured shadows.]
    • with colour. The light and darkness then work together in a
    • permanently fixed colour, it stays as long as we create the
    • the green colour that appears to me when I have been exposing my
    • eye for a time to red, the colour or coloured after-image that is
    • “subjective, objective” distinction, between the colour
    • that is temporarily fixed here and the colour that seems only to be
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  • Title: Eighth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • pitch; thirdly a certain quality or colouring of sound. The problem
    • Theory of Colour,
    • “Ethical-Aesthetical Effects of Colour
    • never do this if you take your start from the colour-theory of
  • Title: Ninth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • discharges; the coloured line which you are seeing is the path
  • Title: Tenth Lecture (First Scientific Lecture-Course)
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    • shimmering in a violet shade of colour, and the canal rays coming
    • of light, colours could be seen arising, but man had not enough
    • inner activity to receive the world of colour into his forming of
    • colours, scientists replaced the colours, which they could not
    • in Goethe's Theory of Colour. We shall be studying the element of

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