This lesson covers the history of Lapis Lazuli and Tyrian Purple in art and architecture.

Adapting Materials

For ease of adapting the materials, editable files are provided. Under additional files, you can download the presentation in PowerPoint and the reading list and sketchbook assignment in Word.


This Art Appreciation OER was adapted from existing resources by Marie Porterfield Barry for the Fall 2019 semester as part of East Tennessee State University’s Open Educational Resources (OERs) Awards Program.

07-The-History-of-Blue-Presentation.pptx (26210 kB)
Lesson 07 Presentation in PowerPoint

07-The-History-of-Blue-Reading-List.docx (13 kB)
Lesson 07 Reading List in Word

07-The-History-of-Blue-Sketchbook-Assignment.docx (11 kB)
Lesson 07 Sketchbook Assignment in Word