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A Megilp formulation introduced in the 1940s by Jacques Maroger as a new medium for oil painting. Megilp is a thixotropic gel resulting from the equal combination of mastic varnish and Black oil (leaded drying oil).
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Resources and Citations
- Lance Mayer, Gay Myers, 'Old Master Recipes in the 1920s, 1930, and 1940s: Curry, Marsh, Doerner, and Maroger', JAIC 41(1), 2002.
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000