Academy blue

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Description

An unstandardized paint color term used for a shade of blue with a greenish tinge. It is typically a composite pigment with the best grades made from synthetic ultramarine blue and Viridian (Mayer 1969).

Additional Information

R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

Authority

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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