Ultramarine blue - Half pan

Ultramarine blue - Half pan


PB29 | Excellent lightfastness | Semi-transparent

Intense, granulating alternative to classic ultramarine pigment extracted from the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli. The stone has been mined for 6,000 years from a location still in use today in the mountain valley of Kokcha, Afghanistan. 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.

Made from ultramarine pigment, 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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