Blue

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Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 59 minutes

Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave and even altered the course of history.

When, in the Middle Ages, the precious blue stone lapis lazuli arrived in Europe from the East, blue became the most exotic and mysterious of colours. And it was artists who used it to offer us tantalising glimpses of other worlds beyond our own.

Credits

Presenter
James Fox
Presenter
James Fox
Director
Matt Hill
Director
Matt Hill
Producer
Matt Hill
Producer
Matt Hill
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole

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