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Alizarin crimson

Definition of the noun alizarin crimson

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  1. any of various acid dyes; used for dyeing wool scarlet red


Alizarin crimson is a red color that is biased slightly more towards purple than towards orange on the color wheel. It is named after the organic dye alizarin, found in the madder plant, and the related synthetic lake pigment Alizarin Crimson.

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Google previewDictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (2008)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

alizarin brown, madder brown, brown madder; a brown form of the pigment alizarin crimson. alizarin colour see alizarin. alizarin crimson, alizarin lake, alizarin red, alizarin scarlet; an organic synthetic red pigment obtained from ...

Google previewDictionary of Drawing (1983)

by Arthur Zaidenberg

Alizarin Crimson. Alizarin crimson is a lake color (see LAKE) and the most permanent of the group. It is a slow drier and a good cover, but may also be used transparently. It absorbs considerable oil and fades when mixed with white lead.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques (2002)

by Jeremy Galton

The colors on this palette are, from right to left: titanium white, French ultramarine, cobalt blue, viridian, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ocher, burnt umber, cadmium red, alizarin crimson and Payne's gray. The same colors, minus the ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

RED alizarin crimson coral-pink murrey alpenglow cranberry old rose annatto crimson orange-red beet red crimson lake oxblood blood red damask paprika bois de rose dark red peach bougainvillea deep red Persian red Bourdeaux faded ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (2008)

by Gerald W. R. Ward

with its subsequent manufacture as a synthetic dyestuff (alizarin crimson) in 1826, and mauve, the first aniline dyestuff (see Dye, ยง3), discovered by William Henry ...

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