This is the authentic pigment used from ancient times to make the most brilliant blues. Modern lapis can come from Afghanistan, as did the ancient pigment, and from South America. Our lapis originates in South America. Known as “Fra Angelico Blue,” this pricey pigment was reserved for the Virgin Mary’s robes and the deep firmament (heavens) in Medieval and Renaissance religious paintings. Transparent.
- Color Index: Blue 29, C.I.77007
- Opacity: transparent
- Suitability: Acrylics, Fresco, Oil, Tempera, Watercolor, Gouache
- Insoluble in water
- MSDS Available
General protective measures: Always wear a dust mask, gloves, apron and eye protection.
These dry pigments are not sold for cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical or tattoo use. Keep away from foodstuffs and drinks. Do not eat, drink or smoke during work. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work. Do not allow children or pets to contact these art materials.