A librarian made of books
Giuseppe Arcimboldo, "The Librarian", 1562.

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"All dictionaries are made with dictionaries."

Voltaire: The Philosophical Dictionary


COLOUR MUSIC

COLOUR-MUSIC ARTISTS

Pierrot

"La Partie Carrée" (detail),
J-A Watteau, 1713.

Ignorant of the Truth within himself,
the fool is infatuated with books, like the
dull-witted shepherd who searches for a
goat in the well when it is in its enclosure.

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Verbal knowledge is of no use for
overcoming the delusions of the world,
just as darkness does not cease to exist
merely by talking about a lamp.

Kularnava-Tantra

DE CLARIO DE MAISTRE

COLOUR-MUSIC SCHEMES

LITERATURE

"The Book Foole", woodcut from
"Narrenschiff", Sebastian Brant, 1494.
Original illustration from

If on this ship I'm number one
For special reasons that was done.
Yes, I'm the first one here you see
Because I like my library.
Of splendid books I own no end.
But few that I can comprehend;
I cherish books of various ages
& keep the flies from off the pages...

EDUCATION


E H Gombrich: So you prefer to look at pictures rather than to read books on optics?

Bridget Riley: Yes, I do.

E H Gombrich: I'm glad to hear that.


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FILM AND VIDEO

SITES

Fiddling fish

Merman musician, early 14th century,
Palais de Justice, Beauvais.

FILM MAKERS

LITERATURE


"These materials consist in translations, extracts, original and borrowed comments, hints and notes; a collection, in short, which, if not answering all that is required, has at least the merit of having been made with earnestness and interest."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
Zur Farbenlehre (Theory of Colours), 1808-10.


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COLOUR-MUSIC MACHINES

"The Ecstasy of St Cecilia" (detail),
Raphael Urbino, 1514.
Patron saint of music

COLOUR-ORGANS

CASTEL
ALEXANDER BURNETT HECTOR OPTOPHONE CLAVILUX & OTHERS...
Fish flautist

Mermaid musician, early 14th century,
Palais de Justice, Beauvais.

SOFTWARE


"But I believe that before I am at the end of this I shall have to repeat the same things several times; for which, O reader! do not blame me, for the subjects are many and memory cannot retain them and say: 'I will not write this because I wrote it before.'"

Leonardo Da Vinci,
Notebooks, 1509.


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SYNAESTHESIA

SYNAESTHETES ON LINE

SYNAESTHESIA IN THE ARTS

A scene from the life of Christ

"The Angel of the Annunciation" (detail),
Fra Angelico, c1450.

...Now I could see
No chance had brought me to this library.
I spied the back and edges of a folio
Aglow with all the colours of the rainbow,
In hand-painted title stating a decree:
'The interrelationships of hues and sound:
Proof that for every colour may be found
In music a proper corresponding key.'
Choirs of colors sparkled before my eyes
And now I was beginning to surmise:
Here was the library of Paradise.

Hermann Hesse,
from "The Glass Bead Game", 1943.

RESEARCH

PSYCHOLOGY & BEYOND

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

"The Ladder of Fire" (detail),
René Magritte, 1934.
Magritte claimed, 'I caused fire to spring forth!'

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"And being now at some pause, looking back into that I have passed through, this writing seemeth to me, as far as a man can judge of his own work, not much better than that noise or sound which musicians make while they are in tuning their instruments, which is nothing pleasant to hear, but yet is a cause why the music is sweeter afterwards. So have I been content to tune the instruments of the Muses, that they may play that have better hands."

Francis Bacon,
Of the proficience and aduancement of Learning, divine and humane, 1605.

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