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  • n  blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli
  • n  a vivid blue to purple-blue color
  • s  of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color

  • Proust is your man (In Swann's Way, he writes "My greatest pleasure was asparagus, bathed in ultramarine and pink and whose spears, delicately brushed in mauve and azure, fade .
  • Those ultramarine blues, whites and lead-tin yellows make each image an epitome of a luminous world, a place not merely revealed by light but constructed by it.
  • Fifteenth Century Venice stood out of the Adriatic in a blaze of gold, ultramarine and many-colored marble.

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