Vibrant Blues

Ladies in Blue: The Vibrant Blues

I adore the deeper blues. The royal, midnight, sapphire, navy, and indigo blues that saturate a painting with color. Sometimes the blue is so intense I wonder if the artist took the paint straight from the tube, then brushed it undiluted onto the surface. Here are a few of my favorites.

Portrait of Anna Akhmatova by Natan Altman, 1914 (part of The State Russian Museum collection)

Wilma by Carel Willink, 1952

Jane XXX, by Gerald Festus Kelly, 1930 (c) Royal Academy of Arts; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

“The Musician” by Tamara de Lempicka, 1929

“Portrét Dámy z Rodiny Patočků” (Portrait of a Lady from the Patočka Family) by Antonín Machek, 1835

Portrait of “Emilie Louise Flöge” by Gustav Klimt, 1902, Wien Museum collection, Vienna

“Le Robe Bleu” (The Blue Dress) by Auguste Toulmouche, 1872

From the Sunny South by Lee Lufkin Kaula

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