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Sennelier Oil Pastel Sets

Created in the 1940s in collaboration with Picasso, these creamy, lipstick-like pastels are rich in pigment, cover well, and have outstanding opacity and lightfastness. They are acid-free, can be applied to any surface, and may be thinned with turpentine and worked with a brush. Modern Sennelier Oil Pastels' diameter are 20% larger than the original stick, and are available in a larger size called "Grand", which is the equivalent of 8 regular size sticks. These pastels come in sturdy varnished wooden foam-lined sets.

Picasso himself chose the first 48 original colors, including eight distinct grays. Metallic and iridescent colors were added in the 1980s. Sennelier has again expanded its colors in 2003, and this luxury wood box set contains every single one of them.

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