Lapis Lazuli

What is Lapis Pigment

Humaira Irfan
Written by Humaira Irfan

Lapis-pigment“With the first stroke of your brush, you will fall in love with Lapis Lazuli Pigment, which is a gift to all artists from Nature”

What is Lapis pigment?

A pigment is a material that has its own color because it absorbs certain types of wavelengths and reflects the resulting color that we see. Pigments are the colored particles in paint.

These pigments can be divided into two major categories: inorganic pigments and organic pigments.

 

Natural ultramarine pigment/Lapis Lazuli pigment: (Pigment from the gemstone Lapis Lazuli)

Natural ultramarine pigment is a mineral inorganic pigment that is obtained from the precious stone Lapis Lazuli, the best quality pigment coming from the Lapis mines of Badakshan,Afghanistan

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It is one of the most expensive pigments in the world. It is also the most powerful and most beautifulbrilliant blue pigment which is loved by artists of all times- described by CenninoCennini, the 15th century Italian artist as ‘ illustrious, beautiful and most perfect beyond all colors’

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Humaira Irfan

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De Mairo’s Lapis lazuli Pigment with oil colors on canvas

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