Observations & meditations on the day-to-day
History of Art in Three Colours.
I just watched the second installment of James Fox’s “History of Art in Three Colours” last night. In it Fox makes the point that blue, being the colour of the sky and therefore having long been the colour of the Heavens (think Giotto’s blue ceiling in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua), eventually came – thanks to the Apollo missions – to be the colour we most readily and romantically associate with the Earth.
This well exemplifies that what we seek ‘out there’ is often that which can be found ‘right here’.
Think of Attar’s The Conference of the Birds: a flock of birds set out to find the Divine, only to discover that the Divine has been in their hearts all along.