- High-quality pigments for artists or restaurateurs.
- By the end of the nineteenth century, when Gustave Sennelier started to develop oil colours for their clients, artists including Cézanne, Gauguin, and Picasso, recognized the need to produce paints with the highest quality.
- He made sure to verify the pigments’ sources were traditional, and also identified their chemical characteristics.
- His great respect for these materials not only assured the preservation of the works created with his paints, but also made assured the production of a growing series of unique colours with no matching beauty and quality.
- From that time, some pigments have disappeared because their natural resources have been extinguished, others have been restricted due to their toxicity.
- However, the company’s research and innovations have given birth to a broad variety of synthetic pigments that perfectly replace old mineral pigments, like lapis lazuli and cinnabar.
- Sennelier, always mindful of the quality and properties of the pigments selected for their lines of extra-fine oils, watercolours, soft pastels, and oil pastels, now offers this pure pigments for those who immerse in the passionate world of preparing their own colours.
This range contains 88 colours. 86 colours are presented in a plastic 200 ml* can and 28 in one 1kg kraft bags **.
* Because of the density of these colours, the vessels of some are in 100ml. cans.
** Lithopone white and Meudon white are only available in 1 kilogram kraft bags.