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  1. Glossary term: Glossary

    Painting is the practice of applying paint or other media to a surface, usually with a brush

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    John Chu

    A small-scale portrait of three young gentlemen relaxing in a country setting, Peter Darnell Muilman, Charles Crokatt and William Keable in a...

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    Christian Weikop

    Following his Occupations performance and the Heroic Symbols photographs documenting the action, as well as their related books Heroic Symbols and...

  4. Glossary term: Glossary

    Matter painting refers to the technique of using thick impasto paint into which other materials such as sand, mud, cement and shells have...

  5. The term genre painting refers to paintings which depict scenes of everyday life

  6. Glossary term: Glossary

    Oil paint is form of a slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil that forms a tough, coloured film on...

  7. Glossary term: Glossary

    Acrylic paint is water-based fast-drying paint widely used by artists since the 1960s. It can be used thickly or thinly depending how much water is...

  8. Glossary term: Glossary

    The term history painting was introduced in the seventeenth century to describe paintings with subject matter drawn from classical history and...

  9. Glossary term: Glossary

    Fairy painting is particularly associated with the Victorian period, art that depicts fairies and other subjects from the supernatural

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    Mary Heilmann

    This autumn Tate St Ives stages a wide-ranging exhibition focusing on post-war abstract painting by artists from across the world. One of its...

  11. Glossary term: Glossary

    New spirit painting is a term which refers to the resurgence of expressionist painting around 1980

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    A series of research projects into the conservation issues and treatments relating to synthetic paints made over the last 70 years.

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