Sienna is a naturally occurring earth pigment composed of iron oxide and manganese oxide. Raw sienna is yellowish brown. When heated quickly, it turns a dark reddish brown commonly known as burnt sienna. Sienna was used in prehistoric cave drawings making it one of the oldest pigments. It was very widely used in the Renaissance by artists such as Rembrandt alongside other earth pigments such as ochre and umber. The following are common types of sienna color with a few related colors.
NotesThe following painting entitled The Battle of Marciano in Val di Chianaby Giorgio Vasari is an example of the use of sienna pigment in art.
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