Created in the 1940's in collaboration with Pablo Picasso this creamy, lipstick-like pastel is rich in pigment, covers well, and has outstanding opacity and lightfastness. It is made with top quality pigments, an extremely pure synthetic binding medium and mineral wax. The pigments are ground with an inert, non-siccative binding medium that does not oxidize, ensuring stability of film and surface. The balance of this mix results in a creamy texture that invites broad strokes and freedom of expression. This Grand sized pastel is the equivalent of 8 regular size sticks, measuring .75" by 5".