"If you wish to ensure that the proximity of one colour should give grace to another colour which ends beside it, apply that rule which can be seen in the rays of the sun in the composition of the celestial rainbow, otherwise called the iris.
Of colours of equal whiteness that will look brightest which is against the darkest background. And black will display itself at its most fierce against the yellowest background and accordingly all the colours will do this surrounded by their directly contrary colour.
A direct contrary is a pale colour with a red, black with white (although neither of these is a colour), blue with a yellow such as gold, green and red. The colours which go well together are green with red or purple or mauve and yellow with blue." Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo On Painting edited by Martin Kemp. #Leonardoquote #quotes #colour #daVinci #LeonardoonColour #artquotes
This Red Pattern is taken from a small detail of one of my large paintings. Note how the green and mauve float on the background of red. Avaliable as cushion covers click here for more details.
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