Song of Blue – Sold – Prints Available
Do you ever stop and think about the color Blue. It is one of those colors that invokes so many images, feelings and memories and is part of our everyday life – glorious blue skies, mysterious blue oceans, blue of heart, listening to the blues, the bluebird of happiness, our everyday blue jeans and so much more.
Blue is a cool, healing, relaxing and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. The color blue is a popular color among large companies, hospitals and airlines. It is a color that symbolizes loyalty, dependability, trustworthiness, security, strength, wisdom and trust. Blue increases creativity, promotes contemplation and is often associated with spirituality.
Of all the colors, blue is the most liked by both men and women. It’s no surprise, then, that many artists—Louise Bourgeois, Yves Klein, and Wassily Kandinsky among them—have expressed preference for it. According to psychologists, the popularity of the hue may take root in our evolutionary development. In the hunting-and-gathering days, those drawn to positive things—like, say, clear skies and clean water—were more likely to survive, and, over time, this preference for the color blue may have become hard-wired.
True blue, royal blue, ultramarine: During the Renaissance, these were all names for the most prized of all pigments, lazurite, derived from the semiprecious mineral lapis lazuli. Mined and processed since the sixth century almost exclusively in Afghanistan, and imported to European markets through Venice, it was worth more than five times its weight in gold. It was used sparingly, often reserved for the richest patrons by the most prosperous artists. Ever since the medieval era, painters have depicted the Virgin Mary in a bright blue robe, choosing the color not for its religious symbolism, but rather for its hefty price tag.
In the 1950s, Yves Klein collaborated with a Parisian paint supplier to invent a synthetic version of ultramarine blue, and this color became the French artist’s signature. Explaining the appeal of this historic hue, Klein said, “Blue has no dimensions. It is beyond dimensions.”
Not only is the color blue popular with painters, but also song writers. Do you realize how many great songs there are with blue in the title? There are many. Maybe you have heard of a few of these:
- Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
- Folsom Prison Blues
- Tangled Up in Blue
- Crystal Blue Persuasion
- Song Song Blue
- Bullet the Blue Sky
- Blue Jean
- Blue Christmas
Are any of these songs a favorite of yours?
I find myself creating many paintings in the blue color palette just like this one named “Song of Blue”.
Title: Song of Blue
Price: $720 – Sold
The painting can also be hung horizontally.
“See the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold–brothers who know now they are truly brothers.” – Archibald MacLeish
Dare to Feel,
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