Caput Mortuum - 40ml


Caput Mortuum from Latin means 'dead head' or 'worthless remains' which regarding this colour is pretty harsh in my opinion! 

It is a densely saturated red purple, synthetic earth based. Very opaque, obviously it will be useful in portraiture. In masstone, it is a rich cool, red purple. Once tinted with white light, cool mauve colours appear.

In hue it has a bruised flesh feel. It has high pigment loading and is surprisingly clean in mixing for such a dirty colour, if that makes any sense!

Technical Overview

Pigment - Synthetic Iron Oxide, PR101

Vehicle - Linseed Oil, Consistency - Dense Butter

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