Rosso vermiglio - Half pan

Rosso vermiglio - Half pan


PR255 | Excellent lightfastness | Opaque

An intense orange-red. Contemporary equivalent and metal-free alternative to vermilion or "cinnabar," which was prized throughout antiquity until the 19th century, when cadmium red was discovered. In modern times, the use of traditional vermilion has been dramatically reduced due to its blackening reaction to hydrogen sulphides in the air and the toxicity of mercuric sulfide.

Made from organic pyrrol red pigment, pure gum arabic crystals, local acacia honey, rosemary essential oil and a natural preservative. Every batch of paint is mulled by hand on a glass slab and poured into pans. Unlike commercially "extruded" paints, each pan is poured multiple times and dries over two to three weeks. This intensive process creates a very pigmented, luminous and pure paint that activates easily when wet.

Each half-pan is packaged in a small bag with original marbled paper by Florentine artisan workshop Giulio Giannini e Figlio.

A. Gallo Colors are 100% handmade. Pans may contain small imperfections like tiny bubbles and minor blemishes. This does not effect the quality of the paint and is a sign of the human touch that goes into making each and every unique pan.

Half pans present a choking hazard and are not intended for use by children. Please also keep out of reach of pets. All colors are cadmium, cobalt, lead and mercury free.

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