Golden Historical Artist Colors are authentic recreations of paint colors that have been in use for hundreds of years and were considered essential to the working palettes of past masters. As the pigments originally used to produce these colors were found to be unsafe or vulnerable to the effects of light and weather, they had not been offered in a Golden line of pure pigment colors.
Azurite Historic Hue -
An inexpensive greenish blue, Azurite Historic Hue was the most important pigment in European painting during the Middle Ages and Renaissance until Prussian Blue replaced it in the 18th century. A natural mineral found in many parts of the world in the upper oxidized portions of copper ore deposits.
This blue is often compared to the green pigment Malachite because of its chemical composition. Weaker and less intense than many of the blues we have today, this blend of Phthalo Blue Red Shade, Zinc White and a touch of Raw Umber is also let down with a gel to create an interesting color mixture. It creates an earth color blue that doesn￢ﾀﾚￃﾄￃﾴt overpower other colors.
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