History of Azurite:
Also used prolifically in the East, azurite can be found in wall paintings in Central China from the Ming and Sung Dynasties, as well as cave paintings at Tun Huang in Western China. There are records of its use also in Japan and Ancient Egypt. Replaced when "Prussian blue" is discovered in the 18th century, azurite was the most important blue pigment in European painting throughout the middle ages and Renaissance. It was made artificially from the 17th century.
When was Azurite used?
|Antiquity (Egyptians), artificial (17th century)||18th century|
Use of Azurite among paintings in the SchackGallery, Munich: