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what is the meaning of the word Verdigris, and where did it originate from?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Verdigris

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    For other uses, see Verdigris (disambiguation).

    Verdigris in Prague UndergroundVerdigris is the common name for the chemical Cu(CH3COO)2, or copper(II) acetate. It commonly occurs by the action of acetic acid when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time. Its name comes from the Middle English vertegrez, from the Old French verte grez, an alteration of vert-de-Grice — verd (green), de (of), and Grice (Greece)— "green of Greece".

    The vivid green color of verdigris makes it a very common pigment. Until the 19th century, verdigris was the most vibrant green pigment available and frequently used in painting. Verdigris is lightfast in oil paint, as numerous examples of 15th century paintings show. However, its lightfastness and air resistance is very low in other media. Copper resinate, made from verdigris, is not lightfast, even in oil paint. In the presence of light and air, green copper resinate becomes stable brown copper oxide. This degradation is to blame for the brown or bronze color of grass or foliage in many old paintings, although not typically those of the "Flemish primitive" painters such as Jan van Eyck, who often used normal verdigris. In addition, verdigris is a fickle pigment requiring special preparation of paint, careful layered application and immediate sealing with varnish to avoid rapid discoloration (but not in the case of oil paint). Verdigris has the curious property in oil painting that it is initially bluish-green, but turns a rich foliage green over the course of about a month. This green is stable. Verdigris fell out of use by artists as more stable green pigments became available.

    Verdigris is poisonous and has also been used in medicine and as a fungicide.

    Copper(II) acetate is soluble in alcohol and water and slightly soluble in ether and glycerol. It melts at 115 °C and decomposes at 240 °C. It can be prepared by reacting copper(II) oxide, CuO, or copper(II) carbonate, CuCO3, with acetic acid,

    Also all of the following

    Verdigris - common term for Copper(II) acetate, the green patina that forms on copper, brass and bronze, and which is used as a pigment

    Verdigris River - a river in Oklahoma and Kansas

    Verdigris - a Doctor Who novel

    "Verdigris" is the title of a play by Jim Beaver, who uses the term as a metaphor for the corruption and corrosion that afflicts the human spirit when it is not well tended.

  • 1 decade ago

    Verdigris

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Jump to: navigation, search

    For other uses, see Verdigris (disambiguation).

    Verdigris in Prague UndergroundVerdigris is the common name for the chemical Cu(CH3COO)2, or copper(II) acetate. It commonly occurs by the action of acetic acid when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time. Its name comes from the Middle English vertegrez, from the Old French verte grez, an alteration of vert-de-Grice — verd (green), de (of), and Grice (Greece)— "green of Greece".

    The vivid green color of verdigris makes it a very common pigment. Until the 19th century, verdigris was the most vibrant green pigment available and frequently used in painting. Verdigris is lightfast in oil paint, as numerous examples of 15th century paintings show. However, its lightfastness and air resistance is very low in other media. Copper resinate, made from verdigris, is not lightfast, even in oil paint. In the presence of light and air, green copper resinate becomes stable brown copper oxide. This degradation is to blame for the brown or bronze color of grass or foliage in many old paintings, although not typically those of the "Flemish primitive" painters such as Jan van Eyck, who often used normal verdigris. In addition, verdigris is a fickle pigment requiring special preparation of paint, careful layered application and immediate sealing with varnish to avoid rapid discoloration (but not in the case of oil paint). Verdigris has the curious property in oil painting that it is initially bluish-green, but turns a rich foliage green over the course of about a month. This green is stable. Verdigris fell out of use by artists as more stable green pigments became available.

    Verdigris is poisonous and has also been used in medicine and as a fungicide.

    Copper(II) acetate is soluble in alcohol and water and slightly soluble in ether and glycerol. It melts at 115 °C and decomposes at 240 °C. It can be prepared by reacting copper(II) oxide, CuO, or copper(II) carbonate, CuCO3, with acetic acid,

    Also all of the following

    Verdigris - common term for Copper(II) acetate, the green patina that forms on copper, brass and bronze, and which is used as a pigment

    Verdigris River - a river in Oklahoma and Kansas

    Verdigris - a Doctor Who novel

    "Verdigris" is the title of a play by Jim Beaver, who uses the term as a metaphor for the corruption and corrosion that afflicts the human spirit when it is not well tended.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Verdigris is the common name for the chemical Cu(CH3COO)2, or copper(II) acetate. It commonly occurs by the action of acetic acid when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time. Its name comes from the Middle English vertegrez, from the Old French verte grez, an alteration of vert-de-Grice — verd (green), de (of), and Grice (Greece)— "green of Greece".

    Verdigris is poisonous and has also been used in medicine and as a fungicide.

    Copper(II) acetate is soluble in alcohol and water and slightly soluble in ether and glycerol. It melts at 115 °C and decomposes at 240 °C. It can be prepared by reacting copper(II) oxide, CuO, or copper(II) carbonate, CuCO3, with acetic acid, CH3COOH . It is used industrially as a fungicide, a catalyst for organic reactions, and in dyeing (The Merck Index , Ninth Ed., 1976).

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  • yyyyyy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It is the green tarnish which forms on a copper surface, like structural copper (commonly roofs & decorative elements) or bronze sculpture displayed outdoors.

    verdi=green

    gris= stuff

    Unlike rust (oxidized iron) it is considered protective of the fresh copper underneath. I am guessing that it is harder and more weather resistant than pure copper??

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  • cidyah
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    A greenish coating that forms on brass, bronze or copper.

    verd de Grece - Green of Greece (origin)

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