Edited by Elisabeth West FitzHugh
The Artists' Pigment series is an encyclopedic reference. Practicing artists can learn a pigment's color, hiding power, lightfastness, toxicity, compatibility. Art historians can discover how an artist worked, what pigments were used, whether they were pure or mixed, opaque or transparent, layered or not. Conservators will be able to devise techniques 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. And conservation scientists can study 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.
- 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- 364 Pages