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NYU, Pratt Institute Researchers Find Why Ultramarine Blue Fades
Oct 2, 2006
The 20-year restoration of Michelangelo’s frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel has left visitors in awe of the work’s original majesty—notably the brilliance of the blue that graces the Last Judgment’s sky. Recent investigations into this shade of blue—ultramarine blue—have brought to light the pigment’s tendency to fade.