Brief Visual History of Blue.

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

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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).

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Yves Klein, International Klein Blue Table,  1961.

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

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

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Haller Madonna, Albrecht Durer, 1498.

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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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