Now 1 and 7 coincide, and the place we were worrying about is simply called violet.
This cosmic concept of pure colours has found its appropriate representation in the
The rainbow, the terrestrial manifestation of pure colours, was a mere reflection
of a hitherto unknown totality, the transcendent whole that we have now produced by
The colour circle is now before us.
Or in reverse we may see violet as the breach made by the power which humanises and
transforms the things of God to show them to us.
This assault was made on the colour
circle at violet.
The colour circle stretched and tore;
a column of coloured points marched
and that was the rainbow
Paul Klee Notebooks,
Edited by Jurg Spiller, translated by Ralph Manheim, Percy Lund, Humphries & Co., Ltd, London, 1961