The artwork of the week is Be (mixed media etching on handmade paper, 56 x 77 cm) by Atena Elena Simionescu. This contemporary work in the colors blue, green and yellow exudes freshness and lightness.

Interesting facts about the color blue
Historically, blue was one of the most expensive pigments and was used only for important subjects. It was made from Lapis lazuli, semi-precious stone found in Northern Afghanistan.
Until the 19th century it was reserved for the rich upper class. In 1984 German professor Christian Gmelin invented a synthetic blue named French Ultramarine. The Impressionist movement alternated warm and cool color to create a sensation of light on the canvas. Today the color is widely adored in art, interior design and Fashion. ©AlexandraD.

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