I Send You this Lapis Lazuli

What a color!

I loved the scene in Girl with a Pearl Earring where Colin Firth (Vermeer) sends Scarlett Johansson (Griet) to buy Lapis Lazuli and adds

My wife need not know about this

Damn that stuff was expensive. Yves Klein worshiped it.

Is lapis the most divine, royal, sublime color?

Or is there something about the relentlessness of any pure color? Kids go nuts with primary colors. As “adults” we exercise refinement in elegant palettes and blends. Or grey. Have we washed the power of pure color from our souls?

Photos by: Orbital Joecobalt123Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobelcobalt123Lelê Breveglierilisabelle3