Definition of Gesso. Meaning of Gesso. Synonyms of Gesso

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Definition of Gesso

Gesso
Gesso Ges"so, n. [It., chalk, plaster.] 1. Plaster of Paris, or gypsum, esp. as prepared for use in painting, or in making bas-reliefs and the like; by extension, a plasterlike or pasty material spread upon a surface to fit it for painting or gilding, or a surface so prepared. 2. A work of art done in gesso. [Obs.]

Meaning of Gesso from wikipedia

- Gesso (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒɛsso]; "chalk", from the Latin: gypsum, from Gr****: γύψος) is a white paint mixture consisting of a binder mixed with...
- whereas real gesso is not suitable for canvas. The artist might apply several layers of gesso, sanding each smooth after it has dried. Acrylic gesso is very...
- gesso and are ready for use straight away. Artists desiring greater control of their painting surface may add a coat or two of their preferred gesso....
- dress and ornaments including the gesso work (gold covering), which is an important feature of Mysore painting. Gesso work was the hallmark of all traditional...
- rabbit collagen, and was originally used as an ingredient in traditional gesso. In traditional oil painting as practiced by the Renaissance painter, skin...
- Valle Gesso is a valley in the Maritime Alps (south-western Alps), located in the Italian province of Cuneo and crossed by the Gesso torrent. The language...
- term meaning "pastework", is low relief decoration, normally modelled in gesso or white lead, applied to build up a surface that may then be gilded or...
- Cenacolo Artist Leonardo da Vinci  Year 1490s (Julian) Medium tempera, gesso Dimensions 460 cm (180 in) × 880 cm (350 in) Location Convent of Santa Maria...
- reliable technique of fresco, had used tempera over a ground that was mainly gesso, resulting in a surface subject to mould and to flaking. Despite this, the...
- rendering of Cennino Cennini's medieval gesso recipes. Donald Jackson, a British calligrapher, has sourced his gesso recipes from earlier centuries a number...
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