The museum in colors

Palazzo Madama

From black and white to the cobalt blue, from the carmine red to the brillance of gold: a journey into colors among artworks at the museum.

Black and White
White and black are the primary colors. Paintings that use only these two colors are called "grisaille" and in the past this technique was used by artists to evoke the look of stone carvings.
Red is the color of fire and blood, and it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power and determination, as well as passion, desire, and love. In the Christianity, red is the color of the Passion of Jesus Christ.
In the oldest paintings and sculptures, gold was spread on the surface in thin layers. One of the most precious materials of all times, gold is often a symbol of royalty and power.
Symbol of harmony and balance, and color of the sky. In many cultures, blue is the personification of spirituality, divine wisdom and delicacy of mind.
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