The Invention Of Blue: The History Of Blue Pigments In Human Culture

Submitted by: boredhuman 2 months ago in Entertainment


Why didn't the master artists use blue in their rainbows? 
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Didn't watch the whole video so forgive me if i missed an important point but -

In Scotland - Pictish Warriors wore blue pigment paint on their faces duing battle. First documented by the Romans during their conquering of England (and tried to conquer Scotland)

You can even go back to 2500BC Ancient Egypt and find that they produced their own blue pigment that we call "Egyptian blue"

There are many other examples of blue being used In ancient times

Fun theory: The Picts ended up in Scotland after a long migration from Egypt over several generations. They were the exiled relatives and loyals of the Pharaoh that died chasing the Israelites through the red sea. They first went to the northwest of the Iberian peninsula to settle and after years of fighting local tribes some sailed across the sea and settled on Ireland and then onto Scotland.
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Male 1,223
layla_wilson Braveheart wasn't a documentary
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lockner01 Really, totally thought it was filmed at the time.

Anyway incase your not trolling, you may want to consider actually researching it (the Picts that is)
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Male 1,223
layla_wilson It was only a joke -- I should have put an emoji or at least a ;9 or is it %) -- ok fuck this is why I don't do emojis.
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lockner01 Its fine, i took it as a joke ;)

But braveheart is an amazing movie. It isnt a topic that should be joked about.
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Male 1,223
layla_wilson Can I at least quote Mel Gibson in a satirical way?
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lockner01 Satire is acceptable
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Male 15,339
Yo listen up here's a story
About a little guy that lives in a blue world
And all day and all night and everything he sees
Is just blue like him inside and outside
Blue his house with a blue little window
And a blue corvette
And everything is blue for him and himself
And everybody around
'Cause he ain't got nobody to listen to
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Draculya I'm blue daba dee daba daa, da daba dee da ba daa

Truly inspirational lyrics right there
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Male 518
This guy must be great at parties.
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Male 343
This was good. I never thought about colors like this.
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Male 941
I'm not normally a fan of vsauce, but this was one of the most interesting videos I've seen in a long time, so thanks for posting it.  It's easy to take for granted how we perceive our world.  Mood can absolutely affect how we see the landscapes and world around us.  I've had extreme depression for a number of years, with bouts of more "normal" moods interspersed throughout, and when I do, I see things in nature that are so much more beautiful, colors are more vibrant and clear.  I know that it's not the world around me that changes, but my own mood, or how I am looking at it, yet the differences are entirely real in my own perceptions.
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cjeffblanchr Weird to think that green and blue would be considered so similar. I wonder if another color will emerge in the future that we are unfamiliar with. 
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toetagmodel2 I don't think that would really be possible, as the colors were all always there, it's just that how they were classified was difference.  
We could paint a rainbow with blue in it, but whether or not the shade we used is the same as what actually appears in a rainbow is not significant, because we classify so many shades as blue.  I guess these days we pretty much have a name for many, many shades of blue, but if you look at the range, these shades are very far apart--as much nearly as some shades of blue are from green, according to how we classify them.  

But, maybe the way we classify some shades will change to the point where we done even classify them together, and thus don't really see them the same.

There are really some deep concepts of perception in this video.
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Male 518
cjeffblanchr So you are saying my wife was right and "Seafoam sunrise" isn't the same as "Infinite sky"???
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Male 941
toetagmodel2 Dude, the wife is ALWAYS right.
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