Arts Society Halifax
Morocco Blue: Elizabeth Gowing – Presented by the Arts Society, Halifax

Morocco Blue – Why and How Morocco got Painted Blue

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    08 Oct

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    Red Brick Auditorium

    Square Chapel
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    Doors open

This draws on Elizabeth’s time in Morocco in visits spanning more than 25 years. The lecture focuses particularly on the stories behind the blue pigment used for the fishing boats and doorways of photogenic Essaouira on the Moroccan coast, and Majorelle Blue developed and patented by French artist Jacques Majorelle in Marrakech in the 1920s. The story of Morocco’s blues takes us from Berber veils to Yves Saint-Laurent who restored Majorelle’s Marrakech garden, via Modernist Orientalist art and a protected mollusk…

Doors 12:30
Start 13:00
Finish 14:15 approx.

Red Brick Auditorium