Blue: Modern

[French ultramarine, Reckitts blue, zinc white, titanium white, pine ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


As the Lapis lazuli was so rare, in 1824 the French government offered a reward for any chemist to produce a comparable Ultramarine. Jean-Baptiste Guimet won the prize. Thus, more affordable, the Reckitts company used it in their washing powder which during the world wars became a source of blue pigment for artists when art supplies were scarce.


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

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Blue: Modern