Philipp Otto Runge (German, 1777-1810)

Runge was a mystical painter and poet of the German Romantic period. He considered certain colours to have inherently religious qualities. Blue, red, and yellow represented a Holy Trinity:

- Blue: God and Night

- Red: Jesus and Morning

- Yellow: Holy Spirit

1. Birth of the Human Soul, circa 1805.

2. Colour Spheres

3. Self-portrait