Pastels and charcoals - Charcoals

Always between the fingers of the creator of drawings and paintings. So it was for Apelle, Zeusi, but also for Giotto, Toulouse-Lautrec or Picasso. Charcoal is first of all immediacy, but its quickly done tracing can also be given softness and meditation, with results similar to chiaroscuro painting. Gianni Maimeri drew musicians using charcoal, thus confronting both painter and performer, each “playing” his own instrument. The choice of the finest charcoals is a heritage of his company: the selection of the wood, the spindle tree, and its finest parts, and above all its perfect carbonization, obtained through skillful oxygen reduction.

Available formats


Degree of lightfastness

Highest degree of lightfastness

Symbol GHS (Globalisation Harmonisation System)

Hazardous to thea quatic environment

Cmr1, Stot1 Aspiration hazard

Skin irritation

Flammable liquids


Compressed gases

Oxidizing Liquids

Acute toxicity

Skin corrosion

First application: 100% Maimeri Puro colour: Maimeri Puro tints are highly concentrated so some colours appear very dark when used in their pure form.

Second application: 50% Maimeri Puro colour + 50% Colourless Medium, i.e. a neutral unpigmented paste. This medium is used for thinning the tints, enhancing the flow and emphasizing the depth of the thinned colour.

Third application: 10% Maimeri Puro colour + 90% Glazing Medium to emphasize the sheen of the tint and the different degree of opaqueness between the colours.

Fourth application: 50% Maimeri Puro colour + 50% Titanium White, to emphasize the undertone of the tint and highlight the concentration.