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Examples of black pigments:  
Examples of black pigments:  
- carbon ([http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=lampblack lampblack], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=carbon%20black carbon black], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=ivory%20black ivory black], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=vegetable%20black vegetable black], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=graphite graphite], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=charcoal charcoal], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=bone%20black bone black])
- carbon ([[lampblack]], [[carbon black]], [[ivory black]], [[vegetable black]], [[graphite]], [[charcoal]], [[bone black]])
- oxides ([http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=iron%20oxide%20black black iron oxide], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=Mars%20black Mars black], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=manganese%20black manganese black])  
- oxides ([[iron%20oxide%20black|black iron oxide]], [[Mars black]], [[manganese black]])  
- synthetic organic ([http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=iron%20gallotannate iron gallotannate], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=nigrosine nigrosine], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=aniline%20black anilne black], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=logwood logwood])
- synthetic organic ([[iron gallotannate]], [[nigrosine]], [[Aniline%20black|anilne black]], [[logwood]])
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

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Black is a color defined as the total absorption of all frequencies of visible light. As such, it is the absence of reflection whereby no visible light reaches the eye. The color black is represented by the following color coordinates:

- Hex triplet:  # 000000
- RGB: (0, 0, 0); CMYK (0, 0, 0, 100) 
- HSV: (-°, -%, 0%) 

Examples of black pigments:

- carbon (lampblack, carbon black, ivory black, vegetable black, graphite, charcoal, bone black)

- oxides (black iron oxide, Mars black, manganese black)

- synthetic organic (iron gallotannate, nigrosine, anilne black, logwood)

Synonyms and Related Terms

sort (Dan.); Schwarz (Deut.); negro (Esp.); pigments noirs (Fr.); pigmenti neri (It.) niger (Lat.); zwart (Ned.); zwarte (Ned.); svart (Sven.); pigmentos negros (Port.)


  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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