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Benidorm 1997 | photo: Martin Parr

“Did the English see blue before the French told them about it? Of course they could. They probably called violet hǽwen (blue) or blæc-hǽwen (dark blue) because those were the words they had available.’’

“Until relatively recently in human history, “blue” didn’t exist, not in the way we think of it. Ancient languages didn’t have a word for blue — not Greek, not Chinese, not Japanese, not Hebrew. And without a word for the color, there is evidence that they may not have seen it at all.”

I did not like the nothing, and it is thus that I met the empty, the deep empty, the depth of the blue — Yves Klein

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