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The whole world is color!

Christine Schulz-Reiss,
Article in The Atlantic Times, 14.11.2014.

A cottage industry in the Swabian Alb region is the first port of call for conservators and artists searching for rare pigments.

 Read the Article: The Whole World is Color

 

Roger Carmona in the KXLU Radio Show

Roger Carmona is an artist currently investigating the relationship of color to poverties. He is the Instructor and General Manager at Kremer Pigments NYC where he has spent the past eight years teaching raw materials and techniques to painters, sculptors, interior designers, architects, violin makers, conservators and anyone else interested in experimenting with paint.

Christine Palma is Public Affairs Director forKXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM, and she produces “Echo in the Sense”, a weekly hour-long radio show featuring long form interview, lectures, and magazine-like feature pieces.
The program has been on-air since 1994.

Go to Interview: Roger Carmona and Christine Palma in the KXLU Radio Show, Mar 23, 2014.

 

Niche Market | Historic Paint Pigments

When an art conservator needs to touch up a 17th century Italian Madonna’s cloak, they don’t just pick up a tube of generic blue paint at the local art store. For those seeking to recreate an Old Master’s palette, there’s a treasure trove of color on the west side of Manhattan.

Download audio file: Niche Market | Historic Paint Pigments

To read more about: Historic Paint Pigments, by Sarah Kate Kramer, March 2012

 

A tour of Kremer Pigments - a source for historical paint supplies

Video of Kremer Pigments NYC

Kremer Pigments Inc

247 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001 

Produced by www.boonedogvideo.com, 2012


In African Cave, Signs of an Ancient Paint Factory

By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

Published: October 13, 2011, in The New York Times

Digging deeper in a South African cave that had already yielded surprises from the Middle Stone Age, archaeologists have uncovered a 100,000-year-old workshop holding the tools and ingredients with which early modern humans apparently mixed some of the first known paint.

Deposits of 100,000-year-old ocher were found in a shell alongside tools for pounding and grinding paint materials.

 Read Article in The New York Times

 

Coveted Color: Kremer Historical Pigments

The Statement – by Wilsonart – The e-zine for professional designers – has a new article about Kremer Pigments:

Coveted Color: Kremer Historical Pigments

Posted on September 14, 2010 – Extracts:

“What paint would you use if you were to restore the Sistine Chapel? This is a trick question. You can’t simply buy paint from the store. You have to make your own. And you will probably make it with pigments from Kremer.”

“Imagine the color Sepia. Do you know what the original Sepia looked like? Few of us do. But you can find genuine Sepia, the very same as was used by Leonardo DaVinci, at Kremer.”

“Mother Nature's Most Beautiful Daughters”

Heidelberg Druck Nr. 258 / 2006

Photos: Sabine Kress

“…Only smalt, an ancient pigment which was discovered in 2000 B.C. and whose main component, cobalt, was formerly mined in Saxony, is capable of producing this heavenly blue luminosity. A truly special day – and not only for the regional capital of Germany’s Free State of Saxony. This moment also struck a chord with chemist Dr. Georg Kremer. As the world’s only manufacturer of smalt pigment, he alone is responsible for the brilliant blue of the cross…”

Mother Nature's Most Beatiful Daughters

 

In the land of forgotten colors

On the trail of Cranach, Dürer and Stradivari: chemist Georg Kremer studies and reproduces the paints used by the old masters.

Published in the Heidelberg magazine, print process 22/03

Text: Helge Bendl, Photos: Kurt Henseler

In the land of forgotten colors, 22/03