alizarin crimson

noun

: rose madder sense 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

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alizarin crimson was in 1893

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“Alizarin crimson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alizarin%20crimson. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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