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Inorganic pigment. Pigment Blue 28, C.I. No. 77346. Cobalt blue is a relatively new pigment. Discovered by Leithner in 1775, it was not industrially produced until the early 19th century. Since then it has become indispensable in all artist colors including pastel, because of its characteristic soft, yet strong hue, which tends a little towards the azure. It is particularly beautiful in water-based media, where the dark shades can be diluted to a light blue. Cobalt blue is the most expensive pigment of those commonly used today. It is however the only absolutely lightfast and weatherproof blue which makes it an ideal pigment for fresco painting.


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