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Book, Ars magna lucis et umbr (The Great Art of Light and Shadow), 1671

This is a Book. It was published by J. Jansson & H. E. Weyerstraet.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

It is dated 1671. Its medium is letterpress and engraving on paper.

Kircher believed that all colors could be reached from black and white. In his early color diagram, white (albus) and black (niger) appear on opposite ends, with the three primary colors—yellow (flavus), red (rubeus), and blue (caeruleus)—in between. Semicircular arcs represent the mixing of colors.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, Q155 .K56X 1671.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 40 × 51 cm (15 3/4 × 20 1/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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