We're celebrating color this week (September 30–October 4, 2013) in a series of Pinterest boards focusing on different hues found in our collections. Here we collect some notable blue works. Explore color further in the Harvard Art Museums magazine, Index: harvardartmuseums.org/index
The Infant Krishna Floating on the Cosmic Ocean: episode from the “Bhagavata Purana” (Ancient Stories of the Lord), c. 1840, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.
Impressionism. La Gare Saint, Arrival of Train -Lazare, by Monet,1877, Oil on Canvas , 30 x 40”. Monet mainly focussed on emphasizing the effects of steam and light. In this painting, “Monet’s paintbrush has represented not only the movement, the colour and the activity, but also the rejoicing.” Monet depicted the station with full of “noise screech, whistles" distinct through the confusion of the clouds of grey and blue smoke by using swift brush strokes.(Rachman118)
Small Circular Covered Box with Floral Decor, Chinese, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.