The guardian | Jonathan Jones:
Isaac Newton was not a man of fashion. He spent more time on calculus than catwalks. Yet the great 17th-century scientist’s discoveries are the ultimate source of this season’s scintillating experiments in colour.
When Newton used a glass prism to break up a beam of sunlight in a dark room, he produced a spectrum of colours and proved that white light is a mixture of all the colours of the rainbow. He mapped these colours on to a circle and created a way of thinking about colour that has fascinated artists and designers from Vincent van Gogh to Gucci… Read more
Image: Colour in: Victoria Beckham in Van Gogh-inspired shades; Balenciaga SS17; a replica of Isaac Newton’s colour wheel: Getty Images