natural pigment

(redirected from earth pigment)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

nat·u·ral pig·ment

a naturally occurring colored compound; absorbs light in the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Compare: structural color.
Synonym(s): biochrome
References in periodicals archive ?
Commissioned by Advance Realty Group, Andrea Heinisch, a renowned artist from Florence, Italy, along with three other prominent artists, used a technique which utilizes mineral and earth pigments.
Decorated in rich natural tones balanced and blended with natural earth pigments, the Allied Carpets Castle Gait house will incorporate the latest in interior design trends.
Distemper paint contains earth pigments, calcium carbonate, tinting colors, and casein mixed with water.
Paints that are greener yet are both VOC-free and made from all natural materials, such as earth pigments, lime, and a milk derivative called casein.
Bark painters work from four basic earth pigments -- red, black yellow and white.
Hierarchy of cost means simply that until the twentieth century, paints made with exotic pigments like lapis lazuli cost a lot more than paints with earth pigments and were used more sparingly.
But that aim was superseded by the prospect of accurately dating two paintings for the first time because, much to our surprise, we discovered that not only are the prehistoric paints composed of readily available natural earth pigments (Watchman et al.
For instance, Sienna Earth, made from raw earth pigments toned with iron and manganese, is designed to reflect the mellow warmth of Tuscany.