Pigment type: Inorganic
Chemical name: Cadmium (II) sulfide
Colour Index Name: PY 37
Colour Index Number: 77205
Additional product information
4 days - no drier
The drying time depends on temperature, humidity, aeration, and the thickness of the paint coat.
Our warm cadmium yellow medium is made of pure cadmium pigments.
Cadmium yellow has a very high color strength and a very high opacity. Cadmium colors are among the most valuable and most widely used high-quality artist colors. Cadmium Yellow Medium and dioxazines Violet gives a bright and saturated version of natural Siena.
1817 Friedrich Stromeyer and Carl Samuel Hermann independently discovered cadmium in contaminated zinc carbonate. Oil colors have been produced in the form of yellow pigments for the first time in 1819, which should replace the toxic Chrom (Lead) Yellow.
Because of the low availability of cadmium, the production could not be started until 1840.
Cadmium derives its name from the Latin word cadmi, which means means zinc ore, and the Greek word Kadmeia, or the earth of Kadmeia. Kadmeia was the former Thebes, which was allegedly founded by the legend of the Phoenician prince Cadmus.