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Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form,

can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Color saturated plaster wall

offset by glints of gold…

La Vie en Rose

Suzanne Lowry

Italian leather gloves

Late 18th to early 19th century

Metropolitan Museum of Art

18th c bodice French silk MET wrk 383

French silk bodice

18th century

18th c bodice French silk 2 MET wrk 383

Festooned with floral sprays and

trimmed with vibrant salmon pink…

Metropolitan Museum of Art

embroidered notebook c 1750 antique-textiles.net

Embroidered  notebook…

cream silk with pink and blue flowers

c. 1750

antique-textiles.net

late 18th century wool and leather Italian 3 MET

Late 18th century…

made in Venice, Italy

late 18th century wool and leather Italian MET

a vibrant azure toned leather…

detailed in bright raspberry

late 18th century wool and leather Italian 2 MET

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The bright color is exciting,vivacious…

a glimpse into the vitality of the past

Two 17th century gilded ottomans

at the foot of a bed at Knole

Kent, England

The Bed

Alecia Beldegreen

Partial view of Lady Agnew

with gold etched azure background

John Singer Sargent

c. 1892-1893

Gold stars play off deeper azure plaster walls…

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Title quote from  A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

As clear as an azure sky of deepest summer…”