Alizarin Crimson


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This modern, organic pigment is a synthetic version of the red pigment found in madder roots. This was the first natural pigment to be synthesized.  This shows beautiful depth of color when used translucently. It is not as bluish as some modern versions of Alizarin that are commercially made.  Best in a water-based medium but it will exhibit some granulation.  For oils, expect to do a through rubbing with a muller on grinding plate to disperse the pigment into your oil of choice.

Color Index: Red 83, C.I. 58000
Colorfastness: 6-8
Solubility: low
Suitable for Acrylics, Oil, Egg Tempera, Watercolor, Gouache
MSDS Available.

General protective measures: Always wear a dust mask, gloves, apron and eye protection.

These dry pigments are not sold for cosmetic, food, pharmaceutical or tattoo use. Keep away from foodstuffs and drinks. Do not eat, drink or smoke during work. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work. Do not allow children or pets to contact these art materials.

Additional information

Weight N/A

0.5 oz, 1 oz

Historical Background

1800, Modern

Pigment Type

Organic, Synthetic

Color Family



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