Copper resinate

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History of Copper resinate:

In the 15th and 17th centuries artists used copper resinate in order to add glaze on paintings laying a layer of copper resinate over verdigris to form a deep saturation of green color. Commonly used in 16th century Italian oil paintings, copper resinates glazes are frequently used to color foliage. Often used with azurite paint, and layered over lead white or lead-tin yellow. Copper resinates are similar to azurite oil paints in appearance and chemistry (in fact, azurite paints can evolve with age, and form copper salts of fatty acids).

When was Copper resinate used?

Discovery Used until
15th century 17th century