Naples yellow


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Naples yellow

[′nā·pəlz ′yel·ō]
(inorganic chemistry)

Naples yellow, antimony yellow

A light yellow pigment; the true pigment is a basic antimonate of lead, but is imitated by mixtures.
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Lexus, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM), has launched a new colour for its GS F sports sedan called Naples Yellow Contrast Layering.
Vesuvio y Giallo di Napoli (Vesuvius and Naples Yellow), 2015, also plays with slippages between painted and photographic images.
And the paintings are strongest where the division between the two halves is most understated (for example, Green, Orange and Mica or Naples Yellow and Mica), weakest where the division is most marked, as in Colors Without Names--even aside from the too-overt invocation of Barnett Newman's zip-where the division of the canvas becomes a definite and, as it were, imposed element rather than a zone of transition, a place where mixtures are recalibrated.
There's often a grainy, the-drugs-are-kicking-in atmosphere in his otherwise bland scenes-weird colors are everywhere (a powdery, nearly Naples yellow highway; a muted chartreuse sky)- but in this case, "the pills," as Ted Berrigan once wrote, "aren't working."
1: An abstract painter I once knew told me that when he was a student he had an old professor who would constantly recommend the use of Naples yellow as the solution to practically any pictorial problem.