One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A reddish-brown pigment consisting of ferric oxide.
- ‘At the very least I am living proof that turpentine, cadmium red, burnt sienna, Venetian red et al are not carcinogenic.’
- ‘Where she used to use a Venetian red stain, now she might prepare a primed canvas with a raw sienna stain.’
- 1.1 A strong reddish-brown colour.
- ‘Like most of Sandback's work, untitled, it dates from 1977 and uses seven strands of Venetian red knitting yarn strung taut from ceiling to floor.’
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