In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Beneath them, swimming between steel ribs which are now covered in sponges, you will usually see a shoal of black umbers.
- After laying down discrete patches of dark umber in grid formations, Briggs dragged an unloaded brush through the pigment, leaving behind episodic squiggles that vaguely resemble Chinese characters.
- Natural ochres, siennas, and umbers are found in a range of colours from red, orange, yellow, and brown to virtually black.
- The name of the small river that runs down the combe, the Umber, is a clue to the fact that the mineral pigment, umber, also used to be dug and processed in the village.
- When Claude Monet wanted a brown, he typically mixed it from primary colors rather than using traditional earth pigments such as sienna and umber.
- In such works as Maternity (c. 1892; New York, MoMa), painted in a narrow range of umbers, he cultivated a technique in which form was dissolved in a mysterious and misty haze.
- With horizontal swaths of greens and umber on their lower portions and lightening shades of blue at the top, the paintings suggest landscapes.
- Supergene, manganiferous clay umbers are intimately associated with both the iron and barite deposits.
- What this means is that when this umber is combined with any good, saturated colour, that other colour will lose most of it's gray properties.
- I don't use Raw Umber nearly enough.
- I recall seeing bundles of this bleached umber root in the markets of Kathmandu, and have watched villagers harvest it in the high pastures of Dolpo in western Nepal.
- Raw Umber came to prominence as an Italian pigment and it is named by the Italian word for shadow or darkness.
- For the nine paintings in this exhibition, Howell mixed titanium white, ivory black and raw umber - the raw umber prevents bluing - in carefully calculated ratios to achieve what he calls ‘a movement of gray toward light and dark.’
- As will be seen from the chemical analysis of raw umber, it contains quite a high percentage of manganese dioxide.
- Dark brown umber on bright yellow is featured in one Ziss painting, and purple-inflected blue set against pale green in another.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.