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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While still wet, and with the same brush, I popped a little Naples yellow on the tops here and there, just to lighten it slightly.
Here, as if in an attempt to sully the purity of the original scene, they add stains and abstract brushstrokes in a violent Naples yellow to those carefully applied marks, obliterating the careful realism of the work in favor of expressiveness and suggestion.
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.
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.