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Gérôme’s Palette

Gérôme’s Palette


Jean-Léon Gérôme was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism.

  • Lead white
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Yellow ochre
  • Mars yellow
  • Vermilion
  • Light red
  • Burnt sienna
  • Rose madder
  • Purple lake (laque pourpre)
  • Emerald green
  • Mineral blue*
  • Cobalt blue light
  • Ivory black
*According to Vibert (La science de la peinture, p. 288), mineral blue (bleu minéral) is a pigment with the same chemical composition as Prussian blue.
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