CHAPTER 2: Pigments

Pigments are the particles that give art media their color. Made from ground minerals or manufactured compounds, pigments have been valued for their use in fine art and traded throughout history. In the last century, there has been considerable scientific progress in pigment manufacturing, giving artists a large and exciting collection to work with. Today, it’s important how various pigments behave and interact to gain insight into effective color use. This chapter covers the following:

• Pigment Properties

• A History of Paint

• Pigment Quality Chart

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PIGMENT PROPERTIES

In various art media, pigment (in powdered form) is held ...

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