The Goethe Triangle

Colour and Music

The following simple* pages are examples taken from Josef Albers' notes "Interaction of Colour", and Paul Klee's ideas on music and colour. Both were teachers and members of the German Bauhaus movement.

In the original art lectures Albers used coloured papers, not paint, as paper allowed a more scientific approach letting the same colour be used repeatedly without changes in tone, hue etc. Each of the following pages has an example image and when your mouse is moved over the image the colour relation is revealed. Each page also has a line or two from Albers'/Klee's notes.

To get round this simple site there are two big arrow links in the top margins, I would also suggest pressing the F11 key for a larger browser window.

*The pages have been kept simple to avoid contaminating the images.