Oil colour set Sennelier Rive Gauche
From its earliest days, Paris has been Sennelier’s source of inspiration and that is what makes it such a Parisian brand. Sennelier began in Paris in 1887, opposite the Louvre and just a stone’s throw away from the École des Beaux-Arts, which is the world epicentre for arts and is located on the Left Bank (‘sur la Rive Gauche’). From the Latin Quarter to Montparnasse, this symbolic riverside area has proven to be one dominated by artists, intellectuals, musicians, professors and students. Being proud of its origins, the name ‘Rive Gauche’ consequently seemed a natural choice for Sennelier Fine Oils.
Whilst retaining the key characteristics of oil painting, Sennelier Rive Gauche fine oils dry twice as fast as classic oils. The outcome of this is a shortened drying time that does not restrict an artists possibilities of working with fresh paint. Safflower oil is used to make Rive Gauche and it is characterised by its low level of yellowing (50% less than linseed oil) and its excellent compatibility with pigments. Rive Gauche fine oils use new pigments, which are high-performance cadmium substitutes that offer opaqueness and luminosity properties that are almost equivalent to real cadmium-based oils. With Rive Gauche, Sennelier has placed the colours of Paris into tubes so that artists from all over the world can experience the pleasure of using them!