Remember the “Europop” group sensation Eiffel 65?
Their song Blue (Da Ba Dee) received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 2001 Grammy Awards.
Yet, the Italian musicians were not the only artists to utilize “blue” for creative purposes.
In 1901 Pablo Picasso began a prolific series of monochromatic paintings, which were later categorized as his Blue Period.
As Picasso sank into a severe depression, blue tones dominated his paintings of subject matter such as the poor and the outcast of society.
For a slightly more contemporary and uplifting approach to “blue art,” check out the Off-Broadway production of Blue Man Group.
An amalgam of avant-garde performance art, experimental rock music, and interactive activity is punctuated by the show’s cast of three’s deceivingly blue skin.
Still hungry for some blue? Head over to Flatiron’s Blue Smoke restaurant for authentic pit barbecue and a dazzling decor of some sculptural blue stars hanging from the restaurant’s ceiling.
Feeling blue? We hope you’ve enjoyed our exploration of the color and stay tuned for more Color Commentary from The Bare Square!
- Ava Cotlowitz