The extraction of dragon fruit pericarp as colouring agent for painting / Mohd Zamri Azizan

Azizan, Mohd Zamri (2020) The extraction of dragon fruit pericarp as colouring agent for painting / Mohd Zamri Azizan. Voice of Academia (VOA), 16 (2). pp. 41-52. ISSN 2682-7840


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Dragonfruit pigment is the new colouring agent of this era and
proves to be rich in its natural magenta pigment. The strong
pigment and high stability has inspired the researcher to come
up with a specific test on the credibility of the colours and as
an alternative colouring agent to be used on paintings and
textiles. The results from this scientific experiment on the
pigment proved that it had the strength and stability needed.
Although it has not been processed but the role of it being a new
colouring agent is as good as synthetic dye that has been
established in the market. The specific experiment on artistic test
has proved that this pigment also acts as a versatile colouring
agent. This could be seen on the compatibility on this pigment
and its reaction towards other medias such as canvas, fabric and
paper as test on colour stability. As the new colouring agent,
it is hoped that the dragonfruit pigment will be given serious
consideration as this natural source should be exploited and the
uses variated for future use.


Item Type: Article
Azizan, Mohd Zamri
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > ND Painting > Technique and materials
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Voice of Academia (VOA)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Voice of Academia (VOA)
ISSN: 2682-7840
Volume: 16
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 41-52
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Item ID: 35401
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dragonfruit, Pigment, Colouring Agent

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