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
- May be toxic.
Resources and Citations
- 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
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000