Vasari still carefully handcraft their colours in small amounts and even fill every tube by hand. Their traditional methods of paintmaking ensure the purity of colour and lush consistency, enabling them to impart the secret of the Old Masters to the modern day painter. Working with only the best oil and the finest authentic pigments, they refuse to dull, stiffen, or weaken colours with fillers such as chalk or wax.
Like a vibrant English Red, this rich, warm red Synthetic Iron Oxide tints to strong clean pinks. Splendidly red and opaque.
Cadmiums, cobalts, chromium and all the Mars colours, from yellow to violet, are the bright new inventions of 19th century chemistry that sparked a colour revolution in painting, well into the 20th and the modern age. Because Vasari carefully make their paint in small batches and hand-fill their tubes and cans, the Mars colours Vasari offer are as inspiring as the original colours favoured by the Pre-Raphaelite painters through the avant-garde movement of Fauvism. Unlike larger paint companies, that mass produce their oil colors with the use of fillers to extend and intentionally weaken the pigment, Vasari, instead, take the extra time, effort, and expense to make their Mars Colours full strength. Look to Vasari Classic Artists’ Oil Colours for Mars colours with the most vibrant mass tones possible, the richest opacity, and the greatest tinting strength.
Color Index: PR 101
|To use with||Oil|
|Size : ml||175 ml|