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10,077. In the history of art white isn’t quite as pure as we think. (Art & White) Dr James Fox, A History of Art in Three Colours: White III
10,078. White came to symbolise an enlightened world. (Art & White) ibid.
10,079. The Elgin Marbles were a set of ancient Greek sculptures that had once adorned the Parthenon in Athens, and they were widely seen as the bedrock of Western art. (Art & White & Greece) ibid.
10,080. Winckelmann had stumbled on a vast storeroom filled with ancient white statues and they came in all shapes and sizes. (Art & White & Greece) ibid.
10,081. Winckelmann had pointed the way to a new white utopia based on antiquity. ibid.
10,082. Josiah Wedgwood was a giant of the enlightenment ... Wedgwood was also a disciple of Winckelmann ... Wedgwood’s true genius was pottery. (Art & White & Pottery) ibid.
10,083. Whistler ... set to work on ... paintings all of women in white. (Art & White & Whistler) ibid.
10,084. In Whistler’s hands white had become the cold and exclusive colour of the artistic elite. (Art & White & Whistler) ibid.
10,085. Duchamp’s famous Urinal which he called somewhat euphemistically Fountain. (Art & White) ibid.
10,086. That canvas is for ever tainted with our own flaws and failings. White is the immaculate reflection of an impure world. (Art & White) ibid.
10,815. Primed in white so that the colours stand right out at you. (Art & White) Andrew Lloyd Webber, Perspectives, ITV 2011
11,789. White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white. (Colour & White) G K Chesterton, Orthodoxy
93,219. Her face, at first ... just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale. Keith Reid, A Whiter Shade of Pale 1967 song