Hyperallergic: Explore the Color Code of a 19th-Century Artist Who Painted Nature

Hyperallergic: Explore the Color Code of a 19th-Century Artist Who Painted Nature. “After Austrian artist Ferdinand Bauer visited the Australian coastline in the early 1800s, it took him up to a decade to complete his watercolors based on his on-site sketches. Yet the colors are just as precise as if he was witnessing the living animals and plants, thanks to an extensive color code Bauer created. Involving up to 1,000 hues, the code was used to exactly label colors on his small sketches, which are now an invaluable record of Australian flora and fauna.”

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