Ultramarine Blue is a synthetic inorganic blue pigment consisting of a double silicate of aluminum and sodium with sulfide and occurs in nature as a component of the semi-precious stone, lapis lazuli. Processes to make the artificial pigment were devised by Jean Baptiste Guimet (1826) and by Christian Gmelin (1828); but while Guimet kept his process a secret, Gmelin published his and thus became the inventor of "artificial ultramarine."
Pigment: Ultramarine Blue (Greenish Shade)
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||Ultramarine Blue (Greenish Shade)
||Pigment Blue 29 (77007)
||Sodium Sulfide Aluminosilicate
: 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.