Green earth

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History of Green earth:

It has been in painting since ancient times. Although this material is naturally available in the Mediterranean world, it was used just in late Greek-Egyptian art. Used frequently in medieval painting for underpainting of flesh tones, its use declined after the Renaissance. The word glauconite is derived from the Greek word glaucos, originally meaning gleaming, later bluish green, and then silvery or gray.

When was Green earth used?

Discovery Used until
Antiquity (Greeks) continues in use

Use of Green earth among paintings in the SchackGallery, Munich:

Source: Kühn