Rublev Colours Azurite is a greenish blue watercolor that is transparent, granulating and non-staining. Azurite is a basic copper carbonate mineral, which is found in many parts of the world in the upper oxidized portions of copper ore deposits. Azurite has been used as a pigment as early as the Fourth Dynasty in Egypt and was the most important blue pigment in European painting during all of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and later until the 18th century. It was largely displaced on the artists' palette by Prussian blue in the 18th century.
Rublev Colours Azurite Watercolor
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||English: Mountain blue
French: bleu de montagne, bleu d'Allemagne
Italian: azzurro della magna
||Pigment Blue 30
||Basic copper carbonate
: Some separation of pigment and medium may occur in Rublev Colours Watercolors and is a natural process when no stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.