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HOW WERE COLORS DISCOVERED

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Evan Smith

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Transcript of HOW WERE COLORS DISCOVERED

HOW WERE
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by
Mack & Evan

The first colour aka: violet was discovered in 1370. Isaac Newton discovered that light rolls, bends, and twists. You could say light acts like waves.
Red
Colours of the Rainbow.
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The colour name red is often from the root word of that language for blood.
Red has negative assocations with heat, destruction and evil. Yet it also is regarded as the colour of love and passion.
The pigment red comes from several resources including ochre, a clay, and kermes, an insect.
Orange
Indigo
Blue was a latecomer among colours. The earliest known blue dyes were made from plants. Blue pigments were often made from minerals, usually lapis lazuli or azurite
Blue
Violet
Violet is the oldest colour used by man. The colour name 'violet' was first coined 1370. The colour violet is most commonly linked with extravagance.
The colour green is usually associated with nature, Ireland, spring, hope and envy.

Green was often created using the leaves of trees but it was of poor quality often on the brown side.
Green
Yellow is commonly associated with gold, wealth and sunshine. Yellow was one of the first colours used in prehistoric cave art. The pigment yellow was made form clay.
Indigo originated from India. The woad plant was the main source of blue dye.
Issac Newton introduced indigo as one of the seven colours in his spectrum in the mid 1660's.
Indigo is a deep and bright colour.
The colour orange is named after the 'orange' fruit!
The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512.
In ancient times orange originated from a mineral pigment called realgar and also orpiment.

The Discovery Of Colour

Yellow
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