Color Theory Part 1

July 18, 2016

In the first installment of a two-parter on color theory, the Art History Babes discuss the trippy nature of color perception and the enigmatic history of the color blue.


Eisemen, Leatrice & Keith Recker. Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color. San Francisco: Chronicle Books,  2011.

Finlay, Victoria. Color: A Natural History of the Palette. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004.


Newton and the Color Spectrum

Stuff You Should Know - How Color Works

This American Life - Something Only I Can See

Simple Art Tips - Color Theory Basics

The History and Science Behind the Color Blue

What is blue?

The NY Times - Blue Through the Centuries