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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Michael Clarke

Used for colouring and protecting surfaces, it consists of colour in the form of ground *pigment held in a liquid vehicle (such as oil, gum, or an industrially made equivalent) which is then dispersed onto the surface to be painted, most frequently by means of a brush. Depending on its make-up, paint can be thinned by the use of diluents such as white spirit or water.... ...

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