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Bartolomé Bermejo

Bartolomé Bermejo  

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(b ?Córdoba, ?c.1440; d ?Barcelona, c.1498).Spanish painter, evidently from Córdoba, but active in northern Spain—in Aragon and then from 1486 in Barcelona. His name was originally Bartolomé de ...
castor oil

castor oil  

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A pale-coloured oil extracted from the castor-oil plant. It contains a mixture of glycerides of fatty acids, the predominant acid being ricinoleic acid, C17H32(OH)COOH. It is used as a drying oil in ...
linolenic acid

linolenic acid  

A liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid with three double bonds in its structure: CH3CH2CH:CHCH2CH:CHCH2CH:CH(CH2)7COOH. It occurs in certain plant oils, e.g. linseed and soya-bean oil, and in algae. It ...
linseed oil

linseed oil  

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A pale yellow oil pressed from flax seed. It contains a mixture of glycerides of fatty acids, including linoleic acid and linolenic acid. It is a drying oil, used in oil paints, varnishes, linoleum, ...
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 ...
poppy oil

poppy oil  

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Oil extracted from poppy seeds, one of the most popular of the drying oils used as a medium for oil painting. It is less viscous than linseed and walnut oil and does not easily turn rancid. It is, ...
pyramid of biomass

pyramid of biomass  

A diagrammatic representation of the amount of organic material (see biomass), measured in grams of dry mass per square metre (g m−2), found in a particular habitat at ascending trophic levels of a ...
walnut oil

walnut oil  

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Drying oil obtained from the common walnut. It was one of the earliest oils used in painting, and perhaps the commonest medium in the early days of oil painting, but it is little used today. It dries ...

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