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Lascaux – The Spirit of Colours

When company founder Alois K. Diethelm first set out to create an artist acrylic paint to meet the requirements of professional painters, he sought to incorporate the experience and inspiration of his artist friends into the development process. This form of cooperation is key to Lascaux’s philosophy, and from it, the Artist range emerged. Developed in 1963, Lascaux’s Artist range was the first acrylic paint manufactured on the European continent.

In the past 30 years, under the skillful guidance of Barbara Diethelm, an artist herself, this tradition of craftsmanship has been refined and expanded, making Lascaux a leading manufacturer of acrylic paints and auxiliaries. Lascaux’s offering includes a total of 12 unique paint ranges, all developed and manufactured exclusively at their workshop in Switzerland, in the heart of Europe.

Barbara has shaped Lascaux’s product philosophy to focus on a consistent and timeless range of the highest quality and lasting value. Their goal is to supply customers with the same continuously vibrant, high-yielding paints year after year. In practice, this means that each of the hues within a range has its own individual formula, composed of up to 20 ingredients, resulting in reliable colour and quality. This goal is also why colour charts and assortments remain unchanged – essential for artists, designers, art therapists, conservators and all others who, for their daily practice, look for consistent quality in which they can trust.


Lascaux Gouache is a highly-concentrated, artist-grade acrylic-modified Gouache paint for professional use in art, design, and education. The 34 opaque hues (including silver and gold) are characterized by their purity, brilliance, and lightfastness. 


Highly pigmented and concentrated, Lascaux Artist is a premium-quality heavy body artist acrylic colour. The 54 carefully-balanced, luminous hues, ranging from opaque to transparent, offer excellent lightfastness and an even, semi-matte finish.

Fixative Spray & UV Protect 1-3

Lascaux Fixative is a versatile acrylic resin for fixing watercolours, pastels and charcoals. Lascaux UV Protect is an acrylic spray varnish with UV protection, suitable for all paints and surfaces. Both products are colourless and of archival quality.

Transparent Varnish UV Gloss / Matte / Semi-Gloss

These transparent, crystal-clear varnishes offer effective UV protection for outdoor applications. They form a hard-elastic film that is lightfast, non-yellowing, and both age- and weather-resistant. For acrylics, ink-jet prints, and gold leaf, dilute with water 4:1.

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