Brief Visual History of Blue.

Blue. Azul. Hyacintho. Bleu. Blu. μπλε. Blau. Bla. Blauw.


The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough, 18th Century.

Girl in a Chemise circa 1905 by Pablo Picasso 1881-1973

Girl in a Chemise, Pablo Picasso, 1904 (Blue Period).


Yves Klein, International Klein Blue Table,  1961.


Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel) Frescoes by Giotto, Completed 1305.


Starry Night over the Rhone, Vincent Van Gogh, 1888.


Haller Madonna, Albrecht Durer, 1498.


Watch Dog, Georges Rodrique, 1984.

This post was inspired by “Blue” from a History of Art in Three Colors produced by the BBC in 2012–written and starring Art Historian Dr. James Fox of Cambridge.



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