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David Alfaro Siqueiros

David Alfaro Siqueiros  

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(b Chihuahua, 29 Dec. 1896; d Cuernavaca, 6 Jan. 1974).Mexican painter, one of the trio of muralists (with Orozco and Rivera) who dominated 20th-century Mexican art. He was a political activist from ...
David Hockney

David Hockney  

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(1937– )British painter, etcher, and draughtsman, who won international success while still a student at the Royal College of Art, London. He was appointed CH in 1997.Hockney's initial training was ...
Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler  

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(b New York, 12 Dec. 1928; d Darien, Conn., 27 Dec. 2011).American painter, an important figure in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Colour Field Painting. In her early work she was ...
impasto

impasto  

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Thickly applied opaque paint (usually oil paint) showing the marks of the brush or other instrument of application.
oil paint

oil paint  

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Paint in which drying oils are used as the medium; linseed oil is the best known, but others that have been used in painting include poppy oil and walnut oil. It was long believed that oil painting ...
polymer colour

polymer colour  

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An alternative name for acrylic paint or any similar paint based on plastic polymers.
scumble

scumble  

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A layer of opaque colour brushed lightly over a previous layer of another colour in such a way that the lower layer is only partly obliterated and shows through irregularly. Together with glazing, ...

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