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Red, Yellow, and Blue

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Feb 13 2021
Red, Yellow, and Blue

Step back in time with Picasso and Rothko. Free and open to everyone.

To quote artist Mel Bochner, “Color is what color does.” In this tour, Adam Sella ’22 explores the action of red, yellow, and blue in three works of art. For red, it’s a panel from Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals (1962); for yellow, the painting A Nayika and Her Lover (c. 1660–70) by an unknown artist from India; and for blue, Pablo Picasso’s Blue period painting Mother and Child (c. 1901). Taking our Forbes Pigment Collection as a springboard, the tour also looks at the

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