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  • Kareina Talvi Tytär
    Desi wrote: [snip] ... My local arts officer, Trisola, who isn t on this list, but was chatting with me on-line when I saw the message found the following ...
    Message 1 of 48 , Oct 28, 2007
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      Desi wrote:
      [snip]
      > > I can't find any product that is acceptable in period and in that
      > > location for a blue.

      My local arts officer, Trisola, who isn't on this list, but was
      chatting with me on-line when I saw the message found the following
      information:

      >Here's what I've been able to find out
      >
      >The pigments used for painting historiated initials, borders and
      >minatures were derived from coloured minerals. These were sourced
      >from all manner of exotic ports and were of considerable commercial
      >value. The minerals were ground to a fine powder and mixed with a
      >carrying medium to create paints. Some colours acquired a high
      >valuation because of the value of the materials used to create them,
      >such as lapis lazuli blue which might be reserved for significant
      >parts of the image such as the traditional blue robe of the Virgin. "
      >
      >Theres also some information on
      >http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/making/
      >http://www.randyasplund.com/browse/tournpg/tipg5.html
      >
      >Which suggests basically the same thing, blue stone like lapis
      >lazuli or azurite powdered and mixed with a medium like egg white to
      >make a tempera paint.
      >
      >I know I have used ground lapis lazuli in a tempera to make a blue
      >pigment when I dabbled in illumination.

      --Kareina
      PS, if you want her e-mail address, contact me off list
    • Kareina Talvi Tytär
      Desi wrote: [snip] ... My local arts officer, Trisola, who isn t on this list, but was chatting with me on-line when I saw the message found the following ...
      Message 48 of 48 , Oct 28, 2007
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        Desi wrote:
        [snip]
        > > I can't find any product that is acceptable in period and in that
        > > location for a blue.

        My local arts officer, Trisola, who isn't on this list, but was
        chatting with me on-line when I saw the message found the following
        information:

        >Here's what I've been able to find out
        >
        >The pigments used for painting historiated initials, borders and
        >minatures were derived from coloured minerals. These were sourced
        >from all manner of exotic ports and were of considerable commercial
        >value. The minerals were ground to a fine powder and mixed with a
        >carrying medium to create paints. Some colours acquired a high
        >valuation because of the value of the materials used to create them,
        >such as lapis lazuli blue which might be reserved for significant
        >parts of the image such as the traditional blue robe of the Virgin. "
        >
        >Theres also some information on
        >http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/making/
        >http://www.randyasplund.com/browse/tournpg/tipg5.html
        >
        >Which suggests basically the same thing, blue stone like lapis
        >lazuli or azurite powdered and mixed with a medium like egg white to
        >make a tempera paint.
        >
        >I know I have used ground lapis lazuli in a tempera to make a blue
        >pigment when I dabbled in illumination.

        --Kareina
        PS, if you want her e-mail address, contact me off list
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