The shades and variants of blue give this graveyard scene both a sense of eerie calmness and an uneasy gloominess. Both the highlights and lowlights of the varying shades of blue emphasize the dark feel of the painting.
Royal Blue Mint Chandelier, Chihuly, Dale Patrick, From the collection of: The Mint Museum
In a way, I might consider this 'ready made' art in terms of Chihuly having taken glass and turned it into something beautiful. The large, swirling, and wavy shapes caught my eye.
The blue here isn't as pronounced as other pictures, but serves to emphasize the brighter colors painted in the frontal landscape. The sharp, obvious brushstrokes in varying directions emphasize the background as its own entity.
Portrait of Henryka Cohn, Richard Gerstl, 1908, From the collection of: Leopold Museum
The blue surrounding the woman almost seems to separate her from the rest of the scene, giving her and her dress an almost etheral glow.
This edition of 'Starry Night' was the first piece of Van Gogh art I saw, and the piece that really made me fall in love with art. The combination of blue and yellow really draws the eye and compliments each other well.
Nocturne in Blue and Silver: The Lagoon, Venice, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1879 - 1880, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston