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Brush

R. D. Harley

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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A painting tool made up of a group of fibres bound and inserted into a handle. A brush should hold a quantity of paint and release it gradually as it is applied by the artist to make a consistent mark. The type of fibre, its length and the shape of the brush all affect the type of mark made.

Keywords: Materials and manufacture; History; Uses and care

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Subjects: Art

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