'Theory of Colours (German: Zur Farbenlehre) is a book by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the poet's views on the nature of colours and how these are perceived by humans.' 'The work originated in Goethe's occupation with painting and mainly exerted an influence onto the arts (Philipp Otto Runge, J. M. W. Turner, the Pre-Raphaelites, Wassily Kandinsky).'
This work on Colour Theory, had a huge influence on artists esp. those in and around Bauhaus, such as Johannes Itten, Joseph Albers, Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Lazlo Maholy Nagy …
Oskar Fischinger, Walter Ruttman experimented with colour to make some of the first abstract experimental films.
Light Projections, Colour Organ's ... Hand coloured animated films (Walter Ruttman - Opus 1... )
'Notable visual music filmmakers include: Walter Ruttmann, Hans Richter, Viking Eggeling, Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, Jordan Belson, Norman McLaren, Mary Ellen Bute (who made a series of films she called Seeing Sound films), Harry Smith, Hy Hirsh, John and James Whitney, and many others up to present day.'