A fast-drying linseed oil that has been cooked at high temperatures with lead white or litharge (Mayer 1969). Black oil was formerly used for making megilp. In the 1940's it was used in connection with Maroger medium (Mayer 1969).
Synonyms and Related Terms
huile noire (Fr.); aceite negro (Esp.)
° R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969. ° Lance Mayer, Gay Myers, 'Old Master Recipes in the 1920s, 1930s, 1040s; Curry, Marsh, Doerner, and Maroger' JAIC 41(1), 2002.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000