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ultramarine,

blue pigmentpigment,
substance that imparts color to other materials. In paint, the pigment is a powdered substance which, when mixed in the liquid vehicle, imparts color to a painted surface.
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 used chiefly as a coloring material and as a bluing agent. A double silicate of sodium and aluminum with some sulfur, it is prepared commercially from kaolin, sulfur, soda ash, and other inexpensive ingredients. It was formerly produced by grinding the rare mineral lapis lazuli and was very costly.

ultramarine

A blue pigment used in paint; once obtained from crushed lapis lazuli; now manufactured synthetically by calcining aluminum silicate and sodium sulfide; has good alkali resistance, but is sensitive to acids.

ultramarine

1. a vivid blue colour
2. from across the seas
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With a mix of raw umber and ultramarine, I painted the ledges and window surrounds as well as the top of the buttresses.
Ultramarine is the Canadian indie band's best recording yet, a beautifully kinetic, visceral, and oddly intimate collection of electronic pop.
In "Merci," for example, clusters of ultramarine blue establish equilibrium within its opposite panel, just as the curls and loops of cadmium orange and tinted washes counteract each other in a diagonal arrangement across separate canvases.
With its brilliant ultramarine painted oceans, it is also one of the most striking and copied of early world maps.
Here is an example of how Estrella describes her mother's many different kinds of blue yarn: "Turquoise, aqua, night blue, ultramarine, bird's egg blue, early morning blue, inside-of-cloud blue, pond blue, river blue, as blue as all eternity.
Contents include five Aquarelle pencils (light magenta, light cobalt turquoise, light ultramarine, Naples yellow, dark flesh), paintbrush, Pitt artist brush pen (black), eight notecards with preprinted blue guidelines and vellum envelopes, pencil sharpener, and tube of gold glitter glue.
Cuando tenia dieciocho anos empezo a escribir Ultramarine como resultado de un viaje que hiciera a Shanghai y Yokohama a bordo del carguero SS Pyrrus, que se publicito en los periodicos como el rechazo de un nino rico a la vida regalada ("Yo no quiero cojines de seda, quiero ver el mundo, rozarme con sus particularidades, adquirir experiencia en la vida antes de ingresar en la Universidad de Cambridge").
Littala launched its new Taika design from illustrator Klaus Haapaniemi, which is available in ultramarine and, here, sand.
The predominant colors of the badge are ultramarine blue and gold, the colors of the Air Force through transition from the Army Air Corps.
Linsey's map stood out," says Mapman Jim McMahon, "because the pastel colors that she used captured two distinct features of Malta: its rocky landscape and its ultramarine waters.
In a fairly symbolic manner, the waterways are (perhaps, idealistically) blue-green; open country and cultivated fields green and grey; woods and cultivated gardens in deeper green; hills and steep slopes in brown; and covered buildings--stone-walled with tiled roofs--in carmine, except for churches which are coloured ultramarine.
Three new ultramarine pigments--Artizan AF, Ultramarine TR, and Artizan Deko--have been introduced by Holliday Pigments.