The color blue is so prevalent in artwork across the ages that it is arguably the single most explored color in the history of art. It has universally attracted artists of all time periods, genres and mediums, a force as compelling and enigmatic as the worlds these artists investigate. Blue means many things from sadness and melancholy to dreaming and the deep subconscious, to meditation, joy and even happiness — its rich character steeped in an emotional realm that is, above all else, undeniably human.
This enchanting color has graced the canvases of some of our art world’s greatest trailblazing artists, from Matisse and Picasso to Rothko, Miro, Lautrec and so many more. Blue tones seem perhaps to be the only right ones when investigating some of the deeper philosophical enigmas or life experiences— expression with blue lends itself to introspection and soul-searching, and for the artists at work and the viewers appreciating the work alike, it is somehow deeply confirming of our individual life process.