Permanent green

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An unstandardized pigment name for a yellowish-green color. Permanent green was originally used for mixtures of a green pigment (viridian and later phthalocyanine green or chromic oxide) with a yellow pigment (cadmium yellow). Another recipe for permanent green is made by mixing Prussian blue with zinc yellow.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cadmium green

Hazards and Safety

May be toxic.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • M. Doerner, The Materials of the Artist, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1934
  • R. Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, New York, 1981
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Maximilian Toch, Paint, Paintings and Restoration, D. Van Nostrand, New York, 1945 Comment: p.117