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Posted on June 21, 2020 | 0 comments

The colour blue is the colour of the sky and the ocean, two of the most fabulous things on earth. It symbolizes peace, tranquillity, calm, trust, serenity, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

The ancient Egyptians where the first to produce Blue, creating a permanent pigment that they used for decorative arts.  From them we have today Egyptian Blue, made from ground limestone mixed with sand and a copper-containing mineral, such as azurite or malachite.

Blue is considered to be beneficial to the mind and body, having an effect on the pituitary gland, contributing to slow human metabolism, lower blood pressure and body temperature and produce a calming effect. Blue is associated with peaceful rest, profound insight, and spiritual realization.

In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

The colour Blue is cooling in nature, however not all blues are serene and sedate. Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic, an engaging colour that expresses exhilaration.

The aqua and turquoise found in clear ocean waters and swimming pools normally bring positive feelings. The blue of police officers’ uniforms represents protection, bravery, and loyalty. Professional uses of blue carry connotations of stability, wisdom, and serenity.

Blue is the colour of all that’s constant and unchanging. Presidents wear blue suits and blue ties, to give the impression of trust.

There is a considerable amount of different blues, some of them are: sapphire, azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, royal, sky blue, baby blue, robin’s egg blue, cyan, cornflower blue, midnight blue, slate, steel blue, Prussian blue, teal, Mexican blue, Egyptian blue, ultramarine, are some of the better known blues.

This popular colour’s association with calming, natural elements like the sky and clear water have solidified it as a universal favourite among painters, sculptors, interior designers and other disciplines.

Blue has had an important role in the history of art, for example, Prussian blue was the shade of blue used by Pablo Picasso¬†throughout his ‚Äúblue period‚ÄĚ and in Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's¬†iconic work,¬†The Great Wave off Kanagawa.

Art 5 Gallery has an extraordinary display of art pieces all available to help colour your world.

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