Capturing Light: Investigations of Color in Words, Music and Images #2

Shades of Blue

 

  • BLUES
    • Scotch Blue, is Berlin blue, mixed with a considerable portion of velvet black, a very little grey, and a slight tinge of carmine red.
    • Prussian Blue, is Berlin blue, with a considerable portion of velvet black, and a small quantity of indigo blue.
    • Indigo Blue, is composed of Berlin blue, a little black, and a small portion of apple green.
    • China Blue, is azure blue, with a little Prussian blue in it.
    • Azure Blue, is Berlin blue, mixed with a little carmine red : it is a burning colour.
    • Ultramarine Blue, is a mixture of equal parts of Berlin and azure blue.
    • Flax-Flower Blue, is Berlin blue, with a slight tinge of ultramarine blue.
    • Berlin Blue, is the pure, or characteristic colour of Werner.
    • Verditter Blue, is Berlin blue, with a small portion of verdigris green.
    • Greenish Blue, the sky blue of Werner, is composed of Berlin blue, white, and a little emerald green.
    • Greyish Blue, the small blue of Werner, is composed of Berlin blue, with white, a small quantity of grey, and a hardly perceptible portion of red.

 

“The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls a man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally for the supernatural. The brighter it becomes , the more it loses it’s sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white.”

Vasily Kandinsky: a quote found in Victoria Finlay’s The brilliant History of Color in Art.

Dead my old fine hopes
And dry my dreaming but still…
Iris, blue each spring

Bashō

No Popping Blues without Oranges and Yellows to make them Snap.

 

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