Lightfastness Test: Alizarin Crimson / Madder Lake

by Matthew Innis |

In an earlier post titled What’s the Matter with Madder? (October 29, 2011), I discussed, in brief, the history of the artist pigment madder lake, and of its close relative alizarin crimson.  As most artists are aware, because of their fugitive nature, these two historic pigments should be used properly and sparingly, otherwise a painting’s color quality…

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