alizarin crimson

noun

Definition of alizarin crimson

  1. :  rose madder 2b Orr often primes her canvases with lead white, which she says creates a luminosity underneath the paint. She uses small sable brushes and a palette that includes titanium white, … alizarin crimson, … and yellow ochre. — M. Stephen Doherty, American Artist, December 1992

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First Known Use of alizarin crimson

1893


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