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The arrival of Lapis Lazuli from the East made blue the colour of our dreams. Dr James Fox, A History of Art in Three Colours: Gold I, BBC 2012
The unique thing about blue is that it is all around us and yet somehow it feels for ever out of reach. Dr James Fox, A History of Art in Three Colours: Blue II
A precious stone ... Lapis Lazuli ... It would change art in dramatic ways. ibid.
The Greeks didn’t even have a word for it. ibid.
Blue began to seep into Western art. ibid.
Titian was a colour addict. ibid.
Yves’ [Klein’s] blue revolution ... Yves’ artwork became known as the Leap Into the Void. ibid.
Earthrise: It caught the imagination of everyone. It was the first time we had seen the Earth from another world. And it dawned on us that ours was more than anything a blue planet. ibid.
I never saw a man who looked
With such a wistful eye
Upon that little tent of blue
Which prisoners call the sky. Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol 1898
I don’t like anything blue, me. The Royle Family s1e6: Wedding Day, Nana, BBC 1998
Colour can speed up time. But it’s not the colour red that does it ... Blue seems to able to speed up time. Horizon: Do You See What I See? BBC 2011