Color theory

In 1914 Ostwald was asked by the German Werkbund to prepare a “rational” atlas of colors (see Figure 2). His ideas to create art from a scientific viewpoint were com-bated by most contemporary artists.

Kleiner Farbkreis / Small circle of colors

His imperative “order = legality = harmony” and his color theory had influence on the German Werkbund, the Bauhaus and the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl.