Schmincke Künstlerfarben 

Schmincke Künstlerfarben
About Schmincke

"Meliora cogito" - "I strive for the best"

Since 4 generations the traditional Schmincke-goal is making and providing the very best finest artists' colours for demanding artists. In 1881 Josef Horadam and Hermann Schmincke, affiliated through their wives, searched and found traditional resin-oil-colour recipes, almost los...
About Schmincke

"Meliora cogito" - "I strive for the best"

Since 4 generations the traditional Schmincke-goal is making and providing the very best finest artists' colours for demanding artists. In 1881 Josef Horadam and Hermann Schmincke, affiliated through their wives, searched and found traditional resin-oil-colour recipes, almost lost during the last period before the invention of the metal tube. (Without tight containers like tubes the resin-oil-colours could not be durably kept while painting outside).
At the Academy in Florence, Professor Cesare Mussini(never painting outside) still preserved old family recipes of finest natural resin-oil-colours. They became the initial and immediately successful exclusive program of the colour-manufacturing plant founded by the two chemist colour-men H. Schmincke and J. Horadam, while others continued to make the more simple oil-colours without resins as they became used to before the invention of took Josef Horadam 11 years after the founding of the Schmincke-factory in 1881 to research, develop and further improve "his" watercolour-line to top the watercolours, invented earlier in England. In 1892 he received his first Prussian patent for his "HORADAM Patent-Aquarellfarben", followed by patents in several other European countries like France and Hungaria.Still today MUSSINI® finest dammar-resin-oil-colours and HORADAM® AQUARELL, finest watercolours are the strongest and most renowned legs of the Schmincke program of finest artists' colours.Of course the whole program is permanently adapted and further improved benefiting especially from newer superb developments of the pigment research world-wide. Less costly but still finest "normal" small oil colour-assortments for the high-class teaching needs of various academy-professors were soon harmonised, rationalised, "normalised" into a relatively shorter but still "finest" Norma® oil-colour assortment (todays Norma® Professional finest oil-colour-line). Those Norma® Professional finest artists' oil colours, comparable to other first leading brands worldwide, allow Schmincke to directly compete with the other leading brands without the need to communicate with users as to the superiority of the most traditional dammar-resin-oil-colours MUSSINI®.
Around the turn of the century, under the leadership of the second owner-generation, the founders nephew Dr. Julius Hesse, finest soft pastels and a vast program of Gouache-colours for artists, designers and photo-retouchers were introduced. All became famous in their category.After war-related pauses, the third generation, Consul Ernst 0. Hesse, who remained actively engaged in Schmincke until his death in 1992, introduced finest artists' acrylic colours. Under the brand name PRIMAcryl® those modern artists colours, first invented in the USA, became an important addition to the assortment, especially in the German home-market.

100 year Schmincke jubilee in 1981

After moving to a newly built factory in 1974 and even more so after the 100 year Schmincke jubilee in 1981, global expansion-activities intensified, especially with the leading Schmincke brands MUSSINI®, NORMA® Professional, HORADAM® AQUARELL and soft pastels. In 1999 a short but most refined HORADAM® GOUACHE program is being added as well as specialities like Calligraphy-Gouache.
In December 1998 the representative of the fourth owner generation, president of Schmincke since 1971, Consul Peter Hesse, handed the task of managing Schmincke over to a carefully selected successor: Nils Knappe.Goals, philosophy and strategy
The philosophy, goals, objectives and the Schmincke-strategy remain, however, co-carried by the owner-family and directed to a global market for top quality traditional artists' colours. In their home-markets Schmincke also offers a full range of additional bench-mark products for demanding artists. A side-goal was always and remains to supply not only top quality products but also equivalent customer-service.
The Schmincke goal, to supply the very best artists' colours, is not only a pleasure for all who are involved, because a particularly beautiful program results, it is also commercially viable, because it secures a long-term niche in the global quality-market. This is considered more important than short term profit.The artists' satisfaction motivates us. Those who donate their valuable time to creative activities usually wish to use best possible material. We believe in the artists' desire for top quality material, we work to satisfy this desire in partnership with our qualified and specialised retailers. They keep our vast-program in their stock and give advice.Therefore we are faithful to our retailer-customers.Schmincke wants to contribute to a beautiful colourful world - with the best artists' colours.This complements our founding-forefathers motto: "MELIORA COGITO - I strive for the best".


Schmincke Mussini Oil Colors
The high-quality artificial resin oil paint for the highest demands contains only the best-quality artist pigments and a binder composition of premium flax, poppy or sunflower oil with various proportions of proven natural resin solutions. The resin solutions replace one, depending on the composition, different proportion of fatty oil which tends to yellow. In addition, they improve the refractive properties (brightness) and make the color layers adhere better. In addition, a uniform drying of the paint layer is promoted. While the oil portion of the paint layer dries chemically by oxygen uptake (which increases the volume), the resin solution physically dries by evaporating the solvent. This reduces the volume. These processes compensate each other and make the Mussini color dry to a voltage-free bearing.

Artist- grade oil paint with premium quality natural resin, best-in-class artist pigment, highest possible light fastness, smooth drying process, longer opening times, stress free and durable color layers.
Schmincke Finest Extra-Soft Artists' Pastell
Brilliant colours as soft as silk and satin 
Working with Schmincke pastels leads you back to the origin of colour. Our round sticks consists only of the finest artists’ pigments (without chalk!) and a minimum amount of binder. The binder content is so small that the medium-find ground pigments only just achieve a stable bond.   

Traditionally crafted pastels 
The unusual formulation, which guarantees a unique strong colour application, also requires an equally unique production process: Traditional Craftsmanship. In this traditional and time-consuming process, screw presses are used first to shape the pre-kneaded dough into round strands, which are then removed by hand and cut into the right length in wire-strung frames. The sticks are still damp and are left to dry in the air for 8 days before they are labelled by hand.  It is not possible to produce our pastels using machines because of the particularly fine formulation - the expensive sticks could break.  The guaranteed consistency of quality and softness across all production cycles is crucial, which means that artists know that the colour will always have the same quality.   

Unlimited variety of colour 
The complete range includes 400 colour shades, divided into 75 colours which each have 5 grades: In addition to the pure colour (D), there is a black graduation (B) and 3 grades of white graduations (H, M, O). The balanced range is supplemented by a 10-step neutral grey series, 5 dark shades, gold, silver, 2 black shades, white and 5 special pearlescent shades for specific effects. This variety of colours is another sign of quality of the finest, extra-soft pastels by Schmincke.
Pastels should only be sprayed with specific fixatives  - used sparingly.
  • Each stick is handmade individually – colours that are as soft as velvet and silk 
  • Exceptionally strong colour application 
  • Best, highly concentrated artists’ pigments 
  • Minimum binder content 
  • Maximum lightfastness 
  • Unique colour mixtures and special colours  
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Schmincke Acrylic Medium: Schmincke Pouring Medium 1Liter

Schmincke Pouring Medium 1Liter

Schmincke Künstlerfarben 0 on stock
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Schmincke Acrylic Medium: Schmincke Pouring Medium 250ml

Schmincke Pouring Medium 250ml

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Schmincke Acrylic Medium: Schmincke Pouring Medium 500ml

Schmincke Pouring Medium 500ml

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Schmincke Akademie Gouache Set 10pcs x 60ml

Schmincke Akademie Gouache Set 10pcs x 60ml

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Cardboard set with 10x 60 ml tubes
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Schmincke Akademie Gouache Set 5pcs x 20ml

Schmincke Akademie Gouache Set 5pcs x 20ml

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Cardboard set witht 5x 20 ml tubes
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