Art in Focus: Blue
April 5–August 11, 2019
Blue is a color, a mood, and a type of music. It is the material substance of cyanotypes, the desired pigment of Chinese porcelain, and defines an entire period of Picasso’s career. What does blue look like within the Yale Center for British Art’s collections? What different
material forms does it take, and how is it made? How is color received and processed in the mind, and what are the perceptual limitations of blue? This student-curated exhibition explores the various facets of blue from artistic, historical, cultural, and material perspectives. Art in Focus is an annual initiative for members of the Center’s Student Guide Program, providing Yale undergraduates with curatorial experience and an introduction to all aspects of exhibition practice.