Giotto Blue

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With canvas and paint set before me,

I would choose Giotto blue for this sky

that is a cathedral dome above me.

Spare no expense for the ultramarine pigment

for this Earthly chapel that surrounds me.

natural ultramarine pigment

Image: detail from Giotto’s painted interior of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua,  Lamentation (The Mourning of Christ)

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