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Blue, the world's favourite colour, is elegantly showcased in additional than two hundred artistic endeavors from the gathering of the Museum of good Arts, Boston. Representing a range of routine, cultures, and media that spans the a while and the globe, the gadgets in Blue diversity from historic Egyptian jewellery and standard jap prints to Impressionist work and indigo-dyed textiles. brief essays from museum curators at the value and symbolism of the colour at a variety of instances and locations supply old context for this visible banquet. With web page edges dyed blue, this specified quantity is a bijou treasure.

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2 × 37. 7 cm (9¹⁵⁄₁₆ × 14¹³⁄₁₆ in) a hundred ninety Museum of good Arts, Boston William Sturgis Bigelow assortment, eleven. 17649 web page 169 Duccio di Buoninsegna and Workshop, Italian (Sienese), energetic in 1278, died by way of 1319 Triptych: the Crucifixion; the Redeemer with Angels; Saint Nicholas; Saint Gregory, 1311–18 Tempera on panel middle: sixty one. zero × 39. four cm (24 × 15½ in) Left: forty five. 1 × 19. four cm (17¾ × 7⅝ in) correct: forty five. 1 × 20. 2 cm (17¾ × 7 ¹⁵⁄₁₆ in) Museum of excellent Arts, Boston provide Walker and Charles Potter Kling cash, forty five. 880 web page one hundred seventy Egyptian, New nation, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1353 BC Head of the God Bes Egyptian blue three. eighty one × four. five cm (1½ × 1¾ in) Museum of good Arts, Boston Henry Lillie Pierce Fund, ninety eight. 942 web page 171 Italian (Urbino or Urbino region), Renaissance, ca. 1515–30 Plate from a carrier Made for the Peroli kinfolk of Urbino Tin-glazed earthenware (majolica) four. 1 × 27. 6 cm (1⅝ × 10⅞ in) Museum of good Arts, Boston Harriet Otis Cruft Fund, fifty five. 931 web page 172 Charles Herbert Woodbury, American, 1864–1940 Off the Florida Coast, ca. 1902 Oil on canvas seventy three. 34 × ninety one. seventy six cm (28⅞ × 36⅛ in) Museum of excellent Arts, Boston present of Subscribers, 05. forty seven web page 173 English (Burslem), ca. 1814–18 Pitcher Earthenware, copper luster glaze synthetic via: wooden & Caldwell, energetic ca. 1790–1818 25. four × 20. three × 15. 2 cm (10 × eight × 6 in) Museum of excellent Arts, Boston Alice M. Bartlett Fund, 2011. ninety seven web page 192 Utagawa Hiroshige I, jap, 1797–1858 chicken and Loquat eastern, ca. 1830–44, Edo interval (1615–1868) Woodblock print (aizuri-e), colour on paper 37. four x sixteen. five cm (14¾ x 6½ in) Museum of good Arts, Boston William S. and John T. Spaulding assortment, 21. 7917 191 Text copyright © 2015 by way of the person writers. Compilation and images copyright © 2015 via The Museum of good Arts, Boston. All rights reserved. No a part of this publication might be reproduced in any shape with out written permission from the writer. ISBN: 978–1–4521–3934–0 (mobi, epub) ISBN: 978–1–4521–4924–0 (epub3) Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts on hand. ISBN: 978–1–4521–2940–2 (hc) UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE fowl and Loquat, ca. 1830–44 layout and typesetting through Annabelle Gould Typeset with Arnhem, Egyptian, Brandon ugly, and Stag Stencil Chronicle Books LLC 680 moment road San Francisco, CA 94107 www. chroniclebooks. com 192 Want extra Chronicle Ebooks? CLICKHERE! Get Freebies, reductions, and extra!

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