Is there a more brilliant color than ultramarine? I just

8/20/2021, 4:23:53 PM
Is there a more brilliant color than ultramarine? I just released a video (link in bio) about the use of the most expensive pigment in art history. Until the invention of a synthetic version of ultramarine, this deep blue color was the most expensive pigment in the world, even more expensive than gold. In this video, I show how some of the best artists in history have used this exclusive pigment in their works. The works shown here are, respectively, Blessed Virgin Mary (1654) by Sassoferrato, the Wilton Diptych from (1395-1399), Portrait of Catherine Coustard (1699) by Nicolas de Largillière, and Girl with a Pearl Earring (1655) by Johannes Vermeer. Which of these works do you like most? The video explains why this pigment was so expensive, what makes it so special, its symbology, and how various great artists have differently used it in their works over time. And I am curious to hear if you have any work that used ultramarine (discussed in the video or not) that is your favorite? #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #Ultramarine #LapisLazuli #Blue #DeepBlue #Titian #Michelangelo #Vermeer #Sassaferrato #Lergilliere #WiltonDiptych #ArtVideo #ArtDiscussion #ArtTalk #Amuze #AmuzeArtLectures

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