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" ... which becomes paler as the density of the medium is increased ; but on the contrary becomes darker and deeper as the medium becomes more transparent. In the least degree of dimness short of absolute transparency, the deep blue becomes the most beautiful... "
Goethe's Theory of Colours - Page 62
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1840 - 423 pages
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 72

English literature - 1841
...it, a blue colour appears ; which becomes lighter and paler as the density of the medium isincreased; but, on the contrary, appears darker and deeper the...In the least degree of dimness, short of absolute transparency, this deep blue approaches the most beautiful violet. One of the cases adduced by our...
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The Life and Works of Goethe: With Sketches of His Age and ..., Volume 2

George Henry Lewes - 1856
...semitransparent medium, which is itself illuminated by a light striking on it, gives a blue color ; which becomes paler as the density of the medium is increased ; but on the contrary becomes darker and deeper as the medium becomes more transparent. In the least degree of dimness short...
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THE LIFE AND WORKS OF GOETHE : with SKETCHES OF HIS AGE AND CONTEMPORARIES

G. H. LEWES - 1856
...semitransparent medium, which is itself illuminated by a light striking on it, gives a Hue color; which becomes paler as the density of the medium is increased ; but on the contrary becomes darker and deeper as the medium becomes more transparent. In the least degree of dimness short...
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The Life and Works of Goethe: With Sketches of His Age and ..., Volume 2

George Henry Lewes - 1856
...semitransparent medium, which is itself illuminated by a light striking on it, gives a Hue color ; which becomes paler as the density of the medium is increased ; but on the contrary becomes darker and deeper as the medium becomes more transparent. In the least degree of dimness short...
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The Life of Goethe, Volume 2

George Henry Lewes - 1864 - 575 pages
...semi-transparent medium, which is itself illuminated by a light striking on it, gives a blue colour; which becomes paler as the density of the medium is increased ; but on the contrary becomes darker and deeper as the medium becomes more transparent. In the least degree of dimness short...
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The Story of Goethe's Life

George Henry Lewes - Authors, German - 1872 - 406 pages
...semi-transparent medium, which is itself illuminated by a light striking on it, gives a blue color ; which becomes paler as the density of the medium is increased ; but on the contrary becomes darker and deeper as the medium becomes more transparent. In the least degree of dimness short...
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Life of Goethe, by G.H. Lewes

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1902
...semi-transparent medium, which is itself illuminated by a light striking on it, gives a blue colour, which becomes paler as the density of the medium is increased ; but on the contrary becomes darker and deeper as the medium becomes more transparent. In the least degree of dimness short...
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The works of J.W. von Goethe: Letters from Switzerland. Letters from Italy ...

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1902
...semi-transparent medium, which is itself illuminated by a light striking on it, gives a bine colour, which becomes paler as the density of the medium is increased ; but on the contrary becomes darker and deeper as the medium becomes more transparent. In the least degree of dimness short...
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J.W. Von Goethe's Works ...

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1903
...semi-transparent medium, which is itself illuminated by a light striking on it, gives a blue colour, which becomes paler as the density of the medium is increased ; but on the contrary becomes darker and deeper as the medium becomes more transparent. In the least degree of dimness short...
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Angel in the Sun: Turner's Vision of History

Gerald Finley - Art - 1999 - 280 pages
...on it, a blue colour appears: it becomes lighter and paler as the density of the medium increases, but on the contrary appears darker and deeper the...medium, this deep blue approaches the most beautiful violet."34 In presenting the particular conditions under which these two prime colours appear, Goethe...
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