'Who told you that one paints with colors? One makes use of color, but one paints with emotions' Jean Baptiste Corot
History of the application of Color
1500 BC Egypt — Ebers Papyrus: Used color in medicine, develops 'color cures' in Ancient Egypt.
600 BC Greece — Both Pythagoras & Plato: Students of the first Metaphysical Mystery School, expanding the use of color in medicine.
460 - 377 BC Greece — Hippocrates: Developed diagnostic approach, developing the practice of color diagnosis. This remained undisputed for several centuries.
1642 - 1726 Great Britain — Sir Isaac Newton: Physicist - Responsible for current understanding of the Optical Spectrum.
1749 - 1832 Germany — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Philosopher, writer, and politician proves how the brain processes color and includes emotional responses, expanding on our sensory perception of color.
1900 - 1988 United States — Faber Birren: Author and color theorist, links human perception of color to both emotional and physical responses.
1910 - 1996 Germany — Dr. Heinrich Freiling: Institute of Color Phycology - Studied with Dr. Lucsher & Founded the IACC.
1923 - 2017 Switzerland — Dr. Max Lucsher: Institute of Psycho-Medical - Measurement of individual's psychophysical state based on color preferences.
1947 - 2015 Germany — Frank Mahnke: Architect / Color Scientist - Expanding the practices and teachings of Goethe and Birren, studies color and human response in the built environment: Gillian's Mentor.
About Gillian C. Rose
ASID Professional Member
AIA Affiliate Member
IIDA Past Director Residential Design
CMG Color Marketing Group
IACC,NA President Elect
PUBLICOLOR Benefit Committee
Gillian C. Rose: Environmental Design, from Parsons School of Design: is a Canadian transplant, whose interior design and color science consultancy began in NYC, and is now calls Los Angelas, her home.
As a color scientist, Gillian concern is foremost about creating "Intentional Color Palettes'. These palettes are established through a process that considers both who will be inhabiting the space and the environments primary function.
An accredited member of the International Association of Color/ Design Consultants North America, Gillian uses the psychological and physiological impact of color on our psyches, to create peace & harmony from within.
Large scale multifunction projects include, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center; a palace on London's Kensington Palace Gardens; rebranding The Barbizon Hotel into luxury condominiums, NY, NY; Research Departments within Weill Cornell Medicine, NY, NY; Nasher Art Museum @ Duke University, Raleigh Durham, NC; Re-Design of Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY. Low Income Housing, Bronx, NY