A metallic varnish that contains bronze or aluminum powder as a pigment. Bronzing liquid usually has a varnish, tung oil, amyl acetate, and/or cellulose nitrate lacquer as the medium. Bronze powder is not considered a permanent pigment (Mayer 1969). It produces a dull, grainy paint that discolors with time.
Synonyms and Related Terms
bronze paint; vernice al bronzo (It.)
R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.
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