Geranium red

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Description

A bright red synthetic organic pigment. Geranium red is made from the deposition of eosin on a alumina trihydrate base. It is typically used in illustrations and prints but not in paintings. The color fades in daylight.

Synonyms and Related Terms

geranium lake

Hazards and Safety

Color fades in sunlight.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • 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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