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KT 32.068 Naples yellow (hue)

Archetypically yellow, like the sun at noontime.

Referenz - Hans Kittel, Pigmente, 1960

Farbfunktion - dynamic

Wirksamkeit - best under strong lighting

Cennino Cennini describes “a very handsome yellow,” an inorganic yellow that was used for the paint called Giallorino di fornace, or furnace yellow, in Renaissance Naples. The highly toxic pigment, based on lead antimonate, is believed to have been used in Babylonian ceramic bricks produced in kilns around 500 B.C., giving the pigment its name. The name Naples yellow appears after 1700. This yellow is soft and balanced, yet denser and more opaque than other yellows. These qualities are now attained with a nontoxic, lightfast pigment mixture.

Katrin Trautwein, 225 Farben, 2017 ©Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel

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