cobalt green (pigment)

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A composite green pigment composed of cobalt and zinc oxides that have been calcined together. It is a fast drying, permanent, a good drier in oil paints, but has low tinctorial power. It has been available since the mid-1800s. It was invented in Sweden about 1780 by Sven Rinman and it began to be used as an artist's pigment by 1835.
cobalt green
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024