Rublev Colours Lazurite is a deep blue color from genuine precious lapis lazuli stones used in historical painting. It is a transparent, medium grained color with good tinting strength. It is a very long paint and makes soft, cool tints with white.
The name lazurite is for the mineral that is found in lapis lazuli rock, usually found only at high elevations and at few locations on the earth. Lazurite is a complex sodium calcium aluminum silicate sulfate mineral found in calcite formations. It is a popular but expensive mineral found combined with other minerals in a rock called "lapis lazuli." Lapis lazuli or lapis for short is mostly lazurite but commonly contains pyrite, calcite and other minerals. The name lazurite means "blue rock" and is a brilliant blue with violet or greenish tints. Small crystals of pyrite are always present in lapis and their gold yellow color distinguishes lapis from a similar mineral, sodalite, and the synthetic pigment, ultramarine. The natural mineral exhibits different properties and color nuances from artificial ultramarine and is the reason why it is highly prized even today.
Note: Colors swatches are shown in mass tone, on the left, and mixed with an equal amount of white on the right. All pictures of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.
|Common Names:||English: ultramarine (natural)
French: outremer (lapis)
German: Ultramarin (echt)
Italian: oltremare (geuino)
Spanish: ultramarino (verdadero)
|Synonyms:||azur d'Acre, azuro oltramarino, azurum transmarinum, azurum ultramarinum, bleu d'azur, lapis lazuli blau, Lasurstein blau, Lazurstein, pierre d'azur|
|Single Pigment:||Lazurite (lapis lazuli)|
|Colour Index:||Pigment Blue 29 (77007)|
|Chemical Name:||Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate Sulfate|
|Chemical Formula:||(Na, Ca)8Al6Si6O24(S, SO4)|
Note: Some separation of pigment and oil may occur in Rublev Colours Artists' Oils and is a natural process when no wax or stabilizers are added to paint to prevent this from occurring.
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