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" During the day, owing to the yellowish hue of the snow, shadows tending to violet had already been observable ; these might now be pronounced to be decidedly blue, as the illumined parts exhibited a yellow deepening to orange. But as the sun at last was... "
Goethe's Theory of Colours - Page 34
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1840 - 423 pages
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A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel

Steven Weisenburger - 1988 - 345 pages
...Brocken-Gespenst, or Brocken specter. Goethe (Goethe's Color Theory 89) experienced it in December 1777: During the day, owing to the yellowish hue of the snow, shadows tending towards violet had already been observable; these might now be pronounced as decidedly blue, as the...
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Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color

Philip Ball - Art - 2003 - 382 pages
...nothing outstandingly new in this identification of purple shadow. Goethe comments on one occasion that "during the day, owing to the yellowish hue of the...shadows tending to violet had already been observable ."And in 1856 Delacroix, describing a boy climbing up a fountain in bright sunlight, spoke of the "dull...
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