10 April 2016

A Good Case of the Blues

As frequently happens in this life, serendipity led to one of the great advancements in art.  It occurred  in the year 1704, and it's the subject of A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Artists at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.

Read all about it.

The Seine at Charenton
Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin
"Although Prussian blue lacked the clear, 'true blue' hue of lazurite, Prussian blue had unique properties that allowed painters to work more spontaneously. Only a small amount was required to impart a strong tint to other colors, including white. Painters could now mix a much wider spectrum of colors on their palette."

Find out for yourself why readers love brother Jim's new novel!

"An old-fashioned thriller."  Featured Kirkus Review

"I loved the book."  JS, Illinois

"An amazing tale!"  ML, Georgia

"This novel picks you up by the scruff of your neck and doesn't let you go until the final pages!" VB. London 

No comments: