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#193432 10/11/10 12:26 PM
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As I travelled toward Siena (the city) I wondered whether I would see sienna (the color). Very much so! The entire city was sienna. Every building was apparently made from the clay.

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My reaction exactly when I traveled there. Amazing how
a word influences what you look for.


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RonDavis #193442 10/12/10 03:13 AM
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Amazing how a word influences what you look for.

But the color, sienna, comes from the term terra di Siena (earth of Sienna). It's not a controversial etymology, is it?


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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Unless I misunderstand you, I only meant that
when I visited the city, I was expecting to see
the color, and I did.


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google SIENNA and 99.9% images are of Sienna Miller LOL

so I added the word colour to my search and that got a better result.

 

The process to create burnt sienna, is to take raw sienna and heat to remove the water from the clay, this gives it a warm reddish-brown colour.

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I only meant that when I visited the city, I was expecting to see the color, and I did.

I just don't understand. Maybe it's just me who's confused. It's kind of like saying I went to San Francisco, and I saw the Golden Gate Bridge. Some day I hope to get to Siena, but then it'll be for the Palio di Siena (link).


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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Sienna is a remarkable color much more pleasant than ochre. I once worked as a scene painter and was amazed that by adding a little cerulean with white to the sienna the result would be a soft gray.

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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
I only meant that when I visited the city, I was expecting to see the color, and I did.

I just don't understand. Maybe it's just me who's confused. It's kind of like saying I went to San Francisco, and I saw the Golden Gate Bridge. Some day I hope to get to Siena, but then it'll be for the Palio di Siena (link).



It's no big deal, but look the buildings in the second
picture: sienna colored. That is all I meant.
The race looks exciting.


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Sure and well observed. All blue shades mixed with brown shades give grey shades in wide varieties.

I went to Siena and expected to see lots of colours ( palio) and I did. I went to the country side around Siena and I saw the raw pigments of siena earth. It's not exactly like the stones of the city. Another wonderful place for coloured earth is Rousillon in France :
link

BranShea #193462 10/13/10 02:37 PM
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That is a very beautiful town too. Such class, such
distinction. I wish we had towns like that.


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