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Description: L'Immensité
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Description: The Art of Impressionism: Painting Technique and the Making of Modernity
Structurally, an oil painting consists of a number of superimposed layers. Usually, these are: support; glue size; ground (an opaque priming preparation); paint layer; coloured glazes (if these are used); and, finally, a protective film of varnish, not necessarily the choice of the artist. Thus the ground is the layer or layers applied to the support to prepare it to receive the paint layer....
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.50-61

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