Right now I’m reading “Blue: The History of a Color” by Michael Pastoureau. It’s such an interesting way to look at the history of art, perception, and culture…. and one of my favorite colors! There are quite a few factoids that are given a thorough examination in the book, such as:

  • Blue is so rarely seen or mentioned before the middle ages that historians used to believe people weren’t able to see it
  • Before it became associated with the Virgin Mary and royalty, blue was considered an offensive color
  • Blue was originally considered to be a warm color, not a cool one

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