Survey of Art Shows Historal Shift from Orange to Blue

Survey of Art Shows Historal Shift from Orange to Blue

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Tara Bellucci
Apr 14, 2015
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Like Picasso, art in general has had a blue period. Psychologist Martin Bellander analyzed over 130,000 paintings made between 1800 and 2000, and found a shift from orange to blue. His explanations include a drop in the price of indigo and the growing awareness of the toxicity of cadmium, used in red, orange, and yellow pigments.

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