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Three Colours: Blue

Philip Ball | Homunculus | 17th April 2020

On the aesthetics and economics of the colour blue. Medieval and Renaissance artists prized the blue pigment called ultramarine, made from Afghan lapis lazuli. “The medieval painter would use ultramarine only for the most precious components of a painting. That seems to be the real reason why …

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