The Pastel Girault collection was created in 1780.
This french product is one of the oldest hand-made soft pastels in the
The actual range has 300 colors : 82 pure colors and
218 shades mixed with white, with white and black or with colors (blended
The original complete range of 526 colors will be available soon.
The Girault pastels are all at once dry, soft and
extra-fine, they have a firmer consistency than other soft pastels,
yet they are smooth and dense. They work well for covering large areas
and for drawing very fine lines. It is very uncommon to find so many
qualities in a single product.
The Girault pastel has a proper adhesion to the
support, therefore, using pastel fixative is not necessary.
The pigments used to make Girault pastels contain no
The "Master pastelists" of the "Societe
des Pastellistes de France", use GIRAULT's pastels for their
demonstration during the work-shops they organize in France.
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Frame of Pastels GIRAULT, presented at the Paris Universal
Exhibitions of 1878, 1889 and 1900.
This frame contains more
than 1000 different pastels from all the dimensions of the 19th, soft,
half-hard, pupil, conical, etc....
Valery's great father pastel box
(End of XIX centuary)