Blue, the color of creativity

Dior, as part of the promotion of its new ready-to-wear collection, has published a video by Professor Michel Pastoureau, a renowned symbolist, who talks about the meaning of the color blue through the ages.

I actually red the book “Blue” a few years ago. I remember I enjoyed very much the experience. It was fantastic to realise how the religion and society have influenced the perception of the colour from “hate” to “love”.

"[During Roman times], blue eyes were almost a physical disgrace. It was the sign of little virtue for women, while it was considered as effeminate, barbaric or ridiculous for men."*

I love colours. Well, it might seem strange since I have played with a very narrow chromatic palette in my pictures for quite a few years now. But I get to learn about them and their symbolism.

I discovered the book « L’Etonnant pouvoir des couleurs »** by Jean-Gabriel Causse, a colour designer. This is where I first red about Feng Shui. I did not know anything about the Chinese philosophy. I investigated further and literally fell in love with the philosophy based on observation. It is now part of my daily life.

Apart from the virtue of blue in Feng Shui, the colour has been qualified as the colour of creativity by scientific studies. Many artists have been inspired by the colour.

*Blue by Michel Pastoureau on Amazon
**Not available in English language.

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