Synthetically prepared red iron oxide pigment. Mars red ranges in colors from scarlet to maroon. It is a permanent pigment with good tinting strength and good oil-drying properties.
See also Mars colors.
Synonyms and Related Terms
toem; Pigment Red 101; CI 77491; vermelho de Marte (Port.)
Hazards and Safety
No significant hazards.
R. Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, New York, 1981.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
- R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982