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10,062. The arrival of Lapis Lazuli from the East made blue the colour of our dreams. (Art & Blue) Dr James Fox, A History of Art in Three Colours: Gold I
10,070. The unique thing about blue is that it is all around us and yet somehow it feels for ever out of reach. (Art & Blue) Dr James Fox, A History of Art in Three Colours: Blue II
10,071. A precious stone ... Lapis Lazuli ... It would change art in dramatic ways. (Art & Blue) ibid.
10,072. The Greeks didn’t even have a word for it. (Art & Blue) ibid.
10,073. Blue began to seep into Western art. (Art & Blue) ibid.
10,074. Titian was a colour addict. (Art & Blue & Artists: Titian) ibid.
10,075. Yves’ [Klein’s] blue revolution ... Yves’ artwork became known as the Leap Into the Void. (Art & Blue) ibid.
10,076. 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. (Art & Blue) ibid.
50,348. I never saw a man who looked
With such a wistful eye
Upon that little tent of blue
Which prisoners call the sky. (Prison & Blue & Sky) Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol 1898
72,344. I don’t like anything blue, me. (Family & Blue) The Royal Family: Wedding Day s1e6, Nana
87,957. Colour can speed up time. But it’s not the colour red that does it ... Blue seems to be able to speed up time. (See & Colour & Illusion & Vision & Blue) Horizon: Do You See What I See? BBC 2011