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Acrylic painting

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 1989 words.

Although ‘acrylic’ has become a generic term for any synthetic paint medium, acrylics are a specific type of manmade polymer

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Adhesives

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 2792 words.

Substances used to bond two surfaces. The surfaces may consist of the same material, as when mending a broken object,

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Adobe

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 5 words.

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Airbrush

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 420 words.

Hand-held painting instrument, of about the same size as or slightly larger than a pen, that delivers paint in a

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Alabaster

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 707 words.

Term used to describe two types of stone, one of gypsum and one of limestone. ‘True’ alabaster is hydrated calcium

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Aluminium

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 1859 words.

Silvery white metal. The third most abundant element in the earth's crust (after oxygen and silicon), aluminium is found only

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Amber

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 968 words.

Fossilized, water-insoluble Resin, 20–120 million years old, which exuded from giant coniferous trees and became buried below them.

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Antler

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 5 words.

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Appliqué

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 65 words.

Technique of decorating textiles with motifs cut from one material, which are attached or ‘applied’ to another with embroidery stitches

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Aquatint

Edited by Gerald Ward.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Techniques and Principles. 3056 words.

Term used to describe either the intaglio process or the print made by etching a plate through a special etching

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