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  • n. An organic compound, a red powder with the molecular formula C20H12N2O2, used as a pigment.


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  • The quinacridone red pigments were developed in the 1950s and are mainly used for car paints.

    Artists, Thank the Automobile

  • I do use black though, and I love mixing it with lemon cads to get interesting greens, or quinacridone magenta and white for beautiful cool violets.

    The Mud Debate

  • So right now I am experimenting with a quinacridone red by Williamsburg Oil Paint company.


  • It's a fairly simple palette; the colors seem to be cadmium red, perylene maroon, permanent alizarin, dioxazine violet, ultramarine blue, phthalocyanine green, and quinacridone gold.

    American Artist

  • They’re sometimes called “permanent alizarin” or “alizarin hue” and they tend to come from the quinacridone, pyrrole, or perylene families, and include such names as PR 202, PR 176, PR 206, PR 264 and PV 19.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • I wanted to produce a knitted tracery enclosure for a sort of stained glass-like motif in the quinacridone-like colors thank you, Denise! of Brown Sheep’s Lamb’s Pride.

    Archive 2008-09-01


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