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Prussian Blue: A Serendipitous Colour that Altered the Trajectory of Art

As artists today we are in a unique position.

The technology of paints and color has come along ways yet we are beholden to some unique discoveries concerning color.

Prussian Blue is a color with a history we should know.


Prussian blue, any of several deep-blue pigments that are composed of complex iron cyanides and hence called iron blues. The most common of these pigments are Prussian, Chinese, Milori, and toning blue. Prussian blue has a reddish tint and is used almost exclusively in paints, enamels, and lacquers; Chinese blue is very dark, with a greenish tint, and is favoured for use in printing inks; Milori blue has a reddish tint; toning blue is dull, with a strong red tone. All these pigments are chemically similar, differences in shade arising from variations in particle size and details of the manufacturing process.." from the article: Prussian Blue




Prussian Blue: A Serendipitous Colour that Altered the Trajectory of Art

“Prussian Blue: A Serendipitous Colour that Altered the Trajectory of Art” is a survey exhibition of nineteen artists exploring their engagement with the colour Prussian Blue. This invitation is extended to the artist to explore, investigate, and engage with the colour in their own unique and individual manner. Although Prussian Blue is widely used in the artist's colour palette its uniqueness is relatively unknown, nor is its link between art and science that truly transformed the course of art forever. Envisioned by guest curator Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, the exhibition features works across a range of media, including painting, sculpture, video, and installation art. Participating Artists: Anita Dube, Anju Dodiya, Alke Reeh, Astha Butail, Atul Dodiya, Desmond Lazaro, Mithu Sen, N S Harsha, Sheba Chhachhi, Shilpa Gupta, Subodh Gupta, Parul Gupta, Prajakta Potnis, Ranbir Kaleka, Sumakshi Singh, Shambhavi, Thukral & Tagra , Vivan Sundaram, Waqas Khan" from video introduction


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