Maroger medium

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A Megilp formulation introduced in the 1940's 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).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Maroger's medium

Additional Information

° Lance Mayer, Gay Myers, 'Old Master Recipes in the 1920s, 1930, and 1940s: 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)