What do you think of when you see the colour blue? Cold? Calm? Sky? Water? Sadness? … Maybe the Toronto Maple Leafs? Blue is the world’s most popular colour, has a multitude of associations, and has been heavily loaded in its use throughout the history of art. From the powdered lapis lazuli used to pigment the painted medieval dresses of the Virgin Mary, to Picasso’s Blue Period, the colour has been a focal point of countless artworks. In this exhibition, you’ll find a wide selection of works from our permanent collection that will leave you anything but blue.
Curated by John Leroux and Celine Gorham and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.