MUSSINI are a unique artist's natural resin-oil colour that originate from the tradition of Italian painting schools and were named after Professor Cesare Mussini, who worked at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.
The high luminosity, the best light fastness of all colours and the pleasant consistency of the paint are highly valued by oil painters all over the world. Schmincke only use the best traditional and some newly developed artists' pigments in maximum concentration. The individual compositions of the pigments with traditional binders such as linseed oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil and parts of the best natural resin Damar solution provide excellent light refraction properties, increased luminosity and particularly durable colour layers.
The excellent drying properties of Mussini resin-oil colours come from the fact that the oil parts of the colours increase in volume by absorbing oxygen, while the solvents of the natural resin solution evaporate, thus ensuring a shrinkage in volume. These balancing processes create tension-free and even drying of the colour layers and thus guarantee the longevity of the painting.
Mussini oil colours have the ability to mix and combine with all oil colours and oil mediums.
- Based on old masters’ formulations
- Premium artists’ pigments in highest concentrations.
- Maximum possible lightfastness.
- Balanced drying process.
- Tension-free and durable colour-layers.
- 108 colours in 35ml tubes.
- 32 colours in 150 ml tubes. (Titanium Opaque White in stock, all other colours to order)
- 64 single-pigment colours.