Strange and Rare Colours

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Articles and various curiosities pass my eyes on the various social media sites that I vainly attempt to ignore. Every once in a while there are a few gems that turn up, keeping me hooked.

The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments” provides some curious short stories about some rare or no longer available oil colours that were once all the rage in their own time.

  • Maya Blue
  • Tyrian Purple
  • Lead White
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Dragon’s Blood
  • Mummy Brown
  • Indian Yellow
  • Scheele’s Green

Obviously there are more than the five colours as mentioned in the title. I can only assume the author can count and became excited by further suggestions and updated their article. Just to prove the point that they can count, there is a second article on the same topic, “More Vibrant Tales of Obsolete Pigments“.

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