The best Natural Ultramarine pigment in the world is the Afghan Natural Ultramarine extracted from the gemstone Lapis Lazuli from the mines of Badakhshan Afghanistan. It was the very same pigment, Afghan Natural Ultramarine, that made the paintings of the famous artists of the 13th to 19th century, the treasured masterpieces of the world.
It is also one of the most expensive pigments in the world, the most powerful and beautiful pigment which is loved by artists of all times –described by Cennino Cennini, the great Italian artist of the 15th century as “illustrious, beautiful and most perfect beyond all colors” De Mairo Afghan Natural Ultramarine pigment with its vivid royal blue color has all the brilliance and outstanding beauty of the Old Masters’ pigment.
It is made from genuine Lapis Lazuli of the highest grade from the mines of Badakhshan Afghanistan. It is light fast, non-bleeding and imparts an unchanging durability to the painting. De Mairo Natural Ultramarine pigment is the painters dream; the natural lapis pigment with its crystalline structure reflects light like a jewel imparting a glitter of rich vibrant blues to every painting made with it. The natural De Mairo lapis ultramarine has a high stability to light and its intense blue color does not change with time.
It is suitable for every medium, equally excellent with oils, water and egg tempera. De Mairo Ultramarine is well suited to make works of art more distinguished and alive with its gemstone energy. A pure delight for oil painters, icon painters, miniaturists, water color& tempera artists, mural painters and Chinese ink artists etc Following the tradition of the Great Masters, you can enhance the aesthetic and monetary value of your painting by using De Mairo Natural Ultramarine in it.