Proportions Of Thirteen Purple To Three Yellow Measured In Surface
: ON THE PRIMARY, YELLOW.
or intensity. Being nearest to the neutral white in the natural scale of
colours, yellow accords with it in conjunction; while, of all colours,
except white, it contrasts black most powerfully. Yellow is discordant
when standing alone with orange, unsupported by other colours.
On account of the paucity of fine yellows among the ancients, we find
that in many paintings and beautiful illuminated MSS. of old, glowing
gilding. Now, certainly, no such scarcity exists; of the three primary
colours, good yellows being the most numerous. It may be observed of
they cannot be composed by any mixture of other colours. The same remark
according to its merits. There are too many colours already on the
occupied. Such a void aureolin fills. This "magnificent yellow