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Lapis Lazuli Dark Pigment

Lapis Lazuli Dark Pigment

Product Review (submitted on 9 October 2011):
I have used a variety of Lapis paints from various manufacturers in my roughly ten years of paint-making experience, and Cornelissen's is more luminous and clear than any of the others. I didn't get into any of the boutique "Fra Angelico Lapis" pigments originating from Afghanistan, which are available at other suppliers, but for a Chilean Lapis, this variety is gorgeous. Who's to say the South American Lapis isn't as good as Afghanistan Lapis anyway? I'm sure that Renaissance painters might have enjoyed using it if they had known of the Chilean source at that time. There is a bit of voodoo surrounding Lapis, but my feeling is this: if a paint is beautiful and fun to work with, it is doing its job. Thank you, Cornelissen, for considering the slender wallets of working painters without sacrificing quality.