Hues of Ultramarine Blues

I had some important things to say today. If you are a friend, can I ask you to spare 11 minutes to watch this? The crux of it is this: I am talking to a lady friend. But, there is more to the story, so please, please watch…

To set it up a bit, there is a blue that was used in the Renaissance Era called ultramarine blue (later labeled as the color “royal blue”). It was created from an extremely expensive pigment that was extracted from a crushed gem called lapis lazuli. At the time, it was considered more valuable than gold and was reserved only for paintings of Mary, the mother of Jesus, angels, or diety.

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