Heavenly Colours – Blue and Gold

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Sinebrychoff Art Museum

Heavenly Colours – Blue and Gold


Historically, blue and gold have been among the most precious materials. Due to their brilliance and cost, they have taken on countless meanings. Gold refers to the sun, to God, power and wealth. Blue is the colour of honour and dignity, as well as a symbol of power. In medieval art, gold represented the kingdom of heaven. The Virgin Mary sat on her throne, surrounded by gold and brilliance with heavenly light accentuated against the blue of her robe. Over time, meanings have become more metaphorical. Materials and colours affect our mental associations, memories and emotional experience.
Translated title of the contributionHeavenly Colours – Blue and Gold
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventTaivaalliset värit - sinistä ja kultaa - Sinebrychoffin taidemuseo, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 28 Mar 201925 Aug 2019


  • fine art
  • contemporary art
  • photography art
  • art history
  • art theory
  • color theory
  • painting
  • sculpture
  • pigments
  • colours

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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