I came across the most amazing art book after following a link from twitter yesterday.
In the late 17th century, an artist chronicled watercolors in all their hued, tonal, glory. The book is nearly 800 pages long, and completely handwritten and painted. Amazing.
And in an incredible connection of old world meets new technology, you can browse the entire work online. There's just something so mesmerizing about color swatches.
via This is Colossal