Have just learnt the hard way that violet (purple) is unlucky for artists in Italy. They should teach this in dramaschools all over the world, just in case anyone foreign ever acts there.
Had to borrow a cardigan from costume because it is considered so unlucky. I googled this to confirm and google says “We advise against violet colour if you are an artist: in shows and performances it brings bad luck”.
So my lovely purple cardigan is going to be kept in the drawer at my hotel. And I have also noticed my mobile phone cover is purple too… Guess it is staying at home too.
I would like to know why this is the case for artists, that they should be denied such a colour. Please tell me… somebody tell me.
I wonder if it is that one day an actor wore purple robes on stage in Rome and someone from the church felt mocked so murdered him? In which case, that is unlucky.