A fugitive organic blue colorant obtained from cornflower petals (Centaurea dyanus). Cornflower blue was used in some 18th century watercolor paintings.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Centaurea dyanus; Boyle's blue; cyan blue; blu fiordaliso (It.); ambreta, ciano (Port.)
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Not lightfast
Resources and Citations
- R.D. Harley, Artists' Pigments c. 1600-1835, Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000