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A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and their Impact on French Artists

27 Feb 2016 10:52 PM | Anonymous member

The accidental discovery of Prussian blue in an alchemist’s laboratory around 1704 helped to open up new possibilities for artistic expression at the dawn of the Enlightenment. A Revolution of the Palette explores the use of this pigment, followed by the introduction of cobalt blue and synthetic ultramarine, by French artists from the Rococo period to the threshold of Impressionism.

Read more: http://www.nortonsimon.org/a-revolution-of-the-palette-the-first-synthetic-blues-and-their-impact-on-french-artists/view/2015-07-17?CalendarStart=193&CalendarEnd=10#

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