Mars violet

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Synthetically prepared violet color iron oxide pigment. Mars violet is a permanent pigment with good tinting strength and good oil-drying properties.

See Mars colors.


No significant hazards.

Resources and Citations

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)
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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