Lapis Lazuli - Half pan

Lapis Lazuli - Half pan


Lapis Lazuli | Excellent lightfastness | Semi-transparent

Lapis Lazuli is an intense deep blue color made from the semi-precious stone used in historical painting. It is a semi-transparent, medium grained color with moderate tinting strength. Intense, granulating and extra fine.

The stone has been mined for 6,000 years. The pigment was used in 14th and 15th century illuminated manuscripts and Italian panel paintings. During that period, ultramarine was more expensive than gold and often reserved for the cloaks of Christ and the Virgin. Artificial ultramarine was invented in 1828.

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Made from lazurite, pure gum arabic crystals, local acacia honey, rosemary essential oil and a natural preservative. Every batch of paint is mulled by hand on a glass slab and poured into pans. Unlike commercially "extruded" paints, each pan is poured multiple times and dries over two to three weeks. This intensive process creates a very pigmented, luminous and pure paint that activates easily when wet.

Each half-pan is packaged in a small bag with original marbled paper by Florentine artisan workshop Giulio Giannini e Figlio.

A. Gallo Colors are 100% handmade. Pans may contain small imperfections like tiny bubbles and minor blemishes. This does not effect the quality of the paint and is a sign of the human touch that goes into making each and every unique pan.

Half pans present a choking hazard and are not intended for use by children. Please also keep out of reach of pets. A. Gallo Colors are all cadmium, cobalt, lead and mercury free.

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