zinc white


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zinc white

n.
A pigment made from zinc oxide. Also called Chinese white.

zinc white

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for Chinese white
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zinc white - a white pigment used in house paintszinc white - a white pigment used in house paints; consists of zinc oxide
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
flowers of zinc, philosopher's wool, philosophers' wool, zinc oxide - oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment
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Hopper later explained that he chose a specific paint, zinc white, for that effect--for "a more brilliant and less warm white."
De Heem's La desserte," (71 1/4 by 86 15/16 inches), a modern construction measuring slightly larger than the Dutch master's original (58 1/4 by 80 inches), Baker retains the familiar palette of the old masters, consisting of transparent earth yellow, red, orange for minimal glazing and a combination of terre verte, yellow ocher, venetian red, cobalt green, ultramarine blue, ivory black, and flake or zinc white, while consciously and playfully making use of different degrees of cropping in order to amplify the larger-than-life objects in their larger-than-usual space.
Their next innovation was in 1837 with Chinese White, a opaque and durable form of zinc white. Winsor's inventiveness led him to patent glass syringes for oil colours but with the invention of collapsible metal tubes by James Goff Rand for artists' colours in 1841, Winsor embarked on perfecting tubes to his own design.