It was part of the folklore of women’s fashion in the 20th century, but had been embraced by the French Impressionists. Here’s why and how.
Colour theory from the ancient Greeks to Munsell, via several artists including Leonardo da Vinci and Phillip Otto Runge.
From linear perspective projection, synthetic pigments like Prussian Blue, and colour theory, to the first new painting medium since oils, science and painting have developed together.
Scenes from Perseus and Andromeda, and Orlando Furioso, by Veronese, Moreau, Burne-Jones, Vallotton and others.
Paintings of the hippogriff from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, and some other winged horses from Puvis de Chavannes, Moreau, and ER Hughes.
Ruggiero rescues Angelica, but is unable to kill the orc. After they fly off together, he tries his luck but she becomes invisible and escapes. Orlando then kills the orc and rescues Olimpia.
As Europe slid into the Dark Ages, one king emerged to rule much of what is now France, with one religion, a code of law, and its capital in Paris.
A brief look at the history of colour ordering, and colour systems, as an introduction to the pioneering work of Albert Henry Munsell.