2017 Talks

The Colour Blue: Origins and Symbolism


Tuesday 14 March, 13:15 - 13:45 (Sold Out) & Friday 17 March, 14:30 - 15:00


The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, meet in the foyer (R14 on campus map)


Free, booking essential. To book your place, please contact: 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk

Travel through the fascinating story of the colour blue in this lunchtime gallery talk at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Journey from precious lapis lazuli in the Renaissance, to the explosion of synthetic blues used by the Pre-Raphaelites and the Impressionists, and find out about the colour blue’s many symbolic and emotional meanings over time.

**Due to popular demand, a second gallery talk will take place on Friday 17 March, 14:30 – 15:00. Bookings open for this date only.

Presented by The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.