Ercolano is modern Italian for Herculaneum and is a town located at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. You can see from this thermal shot the size of the volcano.
Ercolano red is a beautiful rich oxide composed of hematite, clay, chalk and silica.
Ercolano red gives depth and warmth when used in traditional egg tempera.
Carolina d'Ayala Valva last month, we used ercolano red as one of our main colors of our palette.
Ercolano blue is , to me, the most prized as it is much harder to find. It is deeper than sky blue , almost a turquoise.
one and another if you care to work with the magic of ercolano!