In the nineteenth century, artists began purchasing paints from artists’ colormen rather than preparing their own as had been done centuries previously. This lead to the development of “hues” or mixed colors, allowing artists’ colormen to increase the number of colors in their line of paints. The colormen mixed a few pigments together to get new ones, suggesting real pigments. In some cases they chose a different pigment or a combination of pigments to substitute for a color long familiar to artists, because the original pigment was fugitive, performed inadequately or too costly to use.
Natural Pigments has reproduced five popular colors from the nineteenth century in the Rublev Colours Historical Hues Set, employing the actual pigments of the period, and not modern pigments substituted in the twentieth century. These mixtures of pigments or “hues” are the actual colors used the nineteenth century. We have overcome most of the issues encountered with mixed hues by providing artists with the exact pigments used to create the color, and by compounding a mixture of pigments to make the cleanest shades possible.
The Rublev Colours Historical Hues Set includes one 50 ml tube each of:
Swatch Note: Colors swatches are shown in mass tone, straight from the tube, on the left, and mixed with an equal amount of titanium white on the right. All pictures of color swatches in this web site are only approximations of the actual color of the oil paint. We taken every care to match the color in these pictures on calibrated color monitors to the actual color. However, because of the wide variance in color monitors the results you get may vary.Health and Safety
The following colors in this set contain these health label warnings: Chrome Green, Cinnabar Green and Chrome Ocher.
DANGER! CONTAINS LEAD. Do not take internally. Avoid eye and skin contact. Avoid long exposure by inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Conforms to ASTM D 4236 health requirements.
CONTAINS LEAD / CONTIENT DU PLOMB
DO NOT APPLY TO SURFACES ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN OR PREGNANT WOMEN.
NE PAS APPLIQUER SUR UNE SURFACE ACCESSIBLE AUX ENFANTS OU AUX FEMMES ENCEINTES.
Must be used exclusively as material for the purposes of arts, crafts or hobbies, not for use by children. Utiliser uniquement aux fins suivantes comme matériaux pour les besoins d'art, d'artisanat ou passe-temps, pas pour une utilisation par les enfants.
The following colors in this set contain this label: Tuscan Red and Blue Black.
Based on toxicological review, there are no acute or known chronic health hazards with the anticipated use of this product. Always protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhalation of spraying mists, sanding dusts, and concentrated vapors. Contact us for further information or consult the MSDS for more information.