An Introductory Exploration of Goethe’s Theory of Color

A Hands-on Workshop led by Artist Sandra Doren at idiomART.

“Color itself is a degree of darkness.”

In the year 1810, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German author, poet, philosopher, playwright and scientist, published his book on The Theory of Color. After performing firsthand investigations and experiments himself, Goethe radically opposed the then universally held theory of color that was championed by Sir Isaac Newton of England. We will recreate some of Goethe’s principal explorations into the wide-ranging phenomena of color. His findings still have impact in today’s color applications.

Sandra Doren Biography

Colors are the visual music of both nature and the human soul, and they resound throughout Sandra’s life as an artist. She studied fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design as part of a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. Further progress in watercolor, drawing and design unfolded in her Waldorf teacher education, followed by intensive training in therapeutic art, first at the Hauschka School, Germany, then at the Ita Wegman Klinik, Switzerland, where watercolor was the preferred healing modality. She deepened her studies with Donald Hall of the Bepe Assenza School and with Gerhard Wagner, both based in Switzerland.

Sandra is currently advancing her watercolor techniques and exploring new horizons in acrylics with Maestro Alberto Soriano in Cuenca, Ecuador, especially to express the Andean spirit that is vibrantly alive in these surroundings.

Email idiomART to reserve for this workshop, please.

Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 3 – 4:30 PM, $10, idiomART is located at Presidente Cordova 1-77, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega, Cuenca.


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