Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 3

Artists' Pigments: A Handbook of their History and Characteristics, Volume 3

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Edited by Elisabeth West Fitzhugh

The Artists' Pigment series is an encyclopedic reference. For the practicing artist, to learn a pigment's color, hiding power, lightfastness, toxicity, compatibility. For the art historian, to know how an artist worked, what pigments were used, whether they were pure or mixed, opaque or transparent, ...

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The Artists' Pigment series is an encyclopedic reference. For the practicing artist, to learn a pigment's color, hiding power, lightfastness, toxicity, compatibility. For the art historian, to know how an artist worked, what pigments were used, whether they were pure or mixed, opaque or transparent, layered or not. For the conservator, to devise techniques necessary for the care and conservation of works of art, to determine what is original, to repair damages, to compensate for missing portions of a painted surface. For the conservation scientist, to learn identification methods used, including optical microscopy, microchemical tests, X-ray diffraction, infrared and reflectance spectrophotometry, and electron microscopy.



Volume 3 presents Egyptian Blue, Orpiment and Realgar, Indigo and Woad, Madder and Alizarin, Gamboge, Vandyke Brown, Prussian Blue, Emerald Green and Scheele's Green, Chromium Oxide Greens, and Titanium Dioxide Whites.

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  • Hardcover
  • 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • 364 Pages