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Journal: RF on natural pigments: Thumbnail
We visit the Austin, Texas studio of RF. Alvarez to learn about the specific histories of the natural pigments he used to paint his figurative series 'Elegy'.

Red Ochre is one of the first pigments used by humans: it shows up in cave paintings and on ceramics around the world. It gets its compound from iron oxide, the same compound that colors our blood, and that carries a whole suite of implication with creating an artwork. I like the idea that I'm painting with a life source.

RF. Alvarez

Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery
Journal: RF on natural pigments: Gallery