Naples yellow


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Related to Naples yellow: Antimony yellow

Naples yellow

n
1. (Colours) a yellow pigment, used by artists; lead antimonate
2. (Colours) a similar pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc oxide with yellow colouring matter
3. (Colours) the colour of either of these pigments
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And the paintings are strongest where the division between the two halves is most understated (for example, Green, Orange and Mica or Naples Yellow and Mica), weakest where the division is most marked, as in Colors Without Names--even aside from the too-overt invocation of Barnett Newman's zip-where the division of the canvas becomes a definite and, as it were, imposed element rather than a zone of transition, a place where mixtures are recalibrated.
The entire exhibition is monochromatic in color, a tranquil medley of beige, naples yellow and whites, interrupted only by the black text on the walls.
There's often a grainy, the-drugs-are-kicking-in atmosphere in his otherwise bland scenes-weird colors are everywhere (a powdery, nearly Naples yellow highway; a muted chartreuse sky)- but in this case, "the pills," as Ted Berrigan once wrote, "aren't working.