Photographer's Note

If you are thinking of painting your rooms back home with this fantastic shade of blue and you do not live in a Mediterranean country, you might as well forget it. Nordic ambient light will never give you back the colour experience you had in this beautiful garden in Marrakech.

"Le bleu Majorelle est une couleur bleu outremer claire et intense, relativement douce. outremer : couleur bleu comme la couleur de la cote (ou la plage).
* En 1937 l'artiste français Jacques Majorelle peint sa villa à Marrakech dans ce ton vif, qui choque beaucoup de monde, si bien que l'on donnera son nom à cette couleur.
Même les murs du jardin sont peints à cette couleur"
(from Wikipedia)

"Jacques Majorelle is born in 1886 in Nancy (France). In 1919 he settles in Marrakech to continue his career of painter, where he acquires a ground which was going to become the Majorelle garden. Since 1947 he opens his garden's doors to the public. Following a car accident, he returns to france, where he dies in 1962. in 1980 Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent repurchase the garden and restore it."

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