Majorelle Blue

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Majorelle Blue is a clear, intense, fresh shade of blue.

Majorelle Garden, Marrakech

In 1924, the French artist Jacques Majorelle constructed his largest art work, the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, Morocco, and painted the garden walls, fountains, features and villa this very intense shade of blue, for which he trademarked the name Majorelle Blue.[1] He had noticed the colour in Moroccan tiles, in Berber burnouses, and around the windows of buildings such as kasbahs and native adobe homes.[2]

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  1. ^ "Painters I Should Have Known About (007) Jacques Majorelle". Articles & Texticles. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-02. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
  2. ^ "Jacques Majorelle". The Painter's Keys. November 18, 2003. Archived from the original on November 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-13.