Meaning of ivory black in English:

ivory black


mass noun
  • A black carbon pigment made from charred ivory or (now usually) bone, used in drawing and painting.

    ‘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.’’
    • ‘The eight colours are white, ivory black, cadmium red scarlet, manganese blue, ultramarine blue, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, talens green light.’