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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A varnish made from [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=mastic%20resin mastic resin] dissolved in [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=turpentine turpentine]. It was a popular clear, glossy varnish for oil paintings in the 19th century. However, because of it tends to bloom in moist environments and crack with age, it has mostly been displaced by [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=dammar dammar] varnishes.
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A varnish made from  
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[[mastic%20resin|mastic resin]] dissolved in  
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[[turpentine|turpentine]]. It was a popular clear, glossy varnish for oil paintings in the 19th century. However, because of it tends to bloom in moist environments and crack with age, it has mostly been displaced by  
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[[dammar|dammar]] varnishes.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Revision as of 14:32, 9 May 2016

Description

A varnish made from Mastic resin dissolved in Turpentine. It was a popular clear, glossy varnish for oil paintings in the 19th century. However, because of it tends to bloom in moist environments and crack with age, it has mostly been displaced by Dammar varnishes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

barniz de almáciga (Esp.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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