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war colors, 2
 

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Test of Two War Colors.     Exposed June, 1913.

Left: 2d and 3d coats: Blue Lead, Zinc, and Asbestine applied over a Basic Primer (see window).
Right: 2d and 3d coats: Blue Lead applied over a Basic Primer (see window at left, uncoated)
Note: Fading of color shown on each indicates that they should have been tinted with carbon black.

Image at page 12, illustrating Henry A. Gardner, Marine Paints. Bulletin 52 (April 1916). Educational Bureau, Scientific Section, Paint Manufacturers’ Assocation of the U.S. Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Google scan of University of Chicago copy, digitized March 1, 2012.

Some things (Malevich?) might be left unsaid.
 

18 February 2013
tags: abstraction; color; colors, war; Gardner, Henry A.; square; invisibility; suprematisms