Celestial blue

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Description

A variety of Prussian blue often mixed with barium sulfate (Mayer 1969). It was also called Brunswick blue and daylight blue.

Synonyms and Related Terms

daylight blue; Brunswick blue; blu celestiale (It.); azul celeste (Port.)

Additional Information

R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • B. Berrie, S.Q. Lomax, 'Azo Pigments: Their History, Synthesis, Properties and Use in Artists' Materials', Studies in the History of Art , National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, No. 57, 1997