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Blue | Derek Jarman

May 7, 2020

Classifying Blue strictly as a piece of cinema seems like a rather odd distinction, considering Derek Jarman breaks the cardinal sin of the medium by removing any and all moving images from his final product. Instead, we’re given only one image — or, only one color, to be more accurate: International Klein Blue. It’s a darkish, ultramarine hue that was first mixed by minimalist painter/performance artist Yves Klein, internationally known for his large, single-color monochrome paintings. Klein claimed these works…

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