Geranium red

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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


Color fades in sunlight.

Resources and Citations

  • 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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