CULTURE & ARTS
10/23/2012 07:54 am ET Updated Dec 23, 2012

True Blue Stands Out In An Earthy Crowd

For the French Fauvist painter and color gourmand Raoul Dufy, blue was the only color with enough strength of character to remain blue "in all its tones." Darkened red looks brown and whitened red turns pink, Dufy said, while yellow blackens with shading and fades away in the light. But blue can be brightened or dimmed, the artist said, and "it will always stay blue."

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