Why Blue?

15 paintings that favor the use of the color blue and my personal beliefs as to why.

Bright blues and sweeping lines help to draw the viewer's attention to the center of the sky. A light blue is also used to highlight the steeple at the base of the painting.
The deep blues in this painting of a cathedral might suggest a serious tone.
The tones of blue used in this painting might imply that Nini Lopez was deep in thought.
The grayish blues used here impose a serious atmosphere, which ties into the imagery of burning ships in the distance.
The strong contrast between light and dark blues show the importance of light in this painting.
These blues help to create a peaceful atmosphere, thus further accentuating the stillness and silence of night.
The dark greenish blues and grayish hues used in this painting help to promote a serious atmosphere. The almost new moon might symbolize an end to something and a new beginning to something else.
Claude Monet uses grayish blues to depict the calmness and serenity of the early morning and a day ahead.
The somewhat basic palette of blues and beiges helps to draw more attention to the geometric shapes that this painting is comprised of.
Perhaps the inside of the blue flower is a doorway into sleep. The deep blues would suggest an affiliation with nighttime.
The light blues symbolize the peacefulness of the evening and the play of light on the subject.
The gradually deepening blues show depth in this painting.
Claude Monet loved escaping away to his water garden. The blues used in this painting help to promote a peaceful atmosphere. The soft reflection of the clouds on the water also show tranquility.
The subject in this painting appears to ave a sad expression on his face. The blues help to further amplify this feeling of depression.
The use of blues and blue-grays in this piece suggest a tone of business and hard work. The crowds and smoke give the feel of action and movement.
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