Adam Claxon

Blue was once little-known in the Western palette. Homer’s sea was “wine dark”; blue would not be used as water’s color until the seventeenth century. It has evolved from its original association with warmth, heat, barbarism, and the creatures of the underworld, to its current association with calm, peace, and reverie.

Jesse Russell on Michel Pasteureau’s Blue: The History of a Color.

(Via Kottke.org)