Re: About Van Dyke Brown

From: Katharine Thayer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/26/05-01:09:54 AM Z
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henk thijs wrote:
> >
> What exactly does this mean for pigments: fugitive.

Earlier I answered the question for NBr8 in particular; in general the
answer is that it differs for different pigments. Sometimes it means the
color will pale over time, sometimes that the color will shift over

About ten years ago I bought a monotype that was made with beautiful
rich colors, reds and golds and I don't remember what else. It was made
by a student at an art school. I enjoyed this piece for several years,
but by the time it was 7 or 8 years old, the colors had all lost their
color and the entire piece is now all the same color, sort of an ugly
yellow-brown. That's one example of what fugitive means for pigments. I
assume the school decided to save money by buying cheap inks with
fugitive colors for their students to make monotypes with, but it seems
a false economy in the end.
Received on Thu May 26 08:05:37 2005

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