~ From Darkness to Light and the Harmony of Colours ~
"Light, Darkness and Colours" is a good scientific documentary about the nature of Light. Based on the study by Sir Isaac Newton and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Using Goethe's Theory of Colours (Zur Farbenlehre) as point of departure, "Light, Darkness and Colours" takes us on a fascinating journey through the univers of colours. In 1704, Sir Isaac Newton published *Light and Refraction*, his study of the interactions between sunlight and prisms. Newton wUsing as, as a good scientist, intent on achieving objectivity, which meant studying sunlight in isolation. He thought colours were contained solely in light, and found the spectrum he was looking for. When he reproduced this experiment, Goethe found another, hidden set of colours missed by Newton. Goethe found the hidden colours in the boundaries between light and darkness. He felt, as an artist, that one could not talk about light without including darkness. Calling it 'the light-darkness polarity', Goethe made this new scientific discovery using artistic methods in conjunction with science.