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blues

The first permanent, blue pigment was created by the Egyptians in 2200 BC using the precious stone lapis lazuli. Due to its scarcity they ultimately turned to chemistry and created pigment by heating limestone, sand and copper. Blue in works of art has this fascinating backstory and came right up through and into Impressionism, as can be seen in Vincent Van Gogh's classic Starry Night. From soothing, cool blue to electric blues, Erin Hanson utilizes the color in a myriad of backdrops, subjects and often as a contrast to vibrant yellows and blazing oranges.

blues

The first permanent, blue pigment was created by the Egyptians in 2200 BC using the precious stone lapis lazuli. Due to its scarcity they ultimately turned to chemistry and created pigment by heating limestone, sand and copper. Blue in works of art has this fascinating backstory and came right up through and into Impressionism, as can be seen in Vincent Van Gogh's classic Starry Night. From soothing, cool blue to electric blues, Erin Hanson utilizes the color in a myriad of backdrops, subjects and often as a contrast to vibrant yellows and blazing oranges.

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