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Materials

Oilpainting materials – Solvents, film forming oils, intermediates, varnishes…

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Solvents are solutions to dissolve oil paints while drawing, and wash pen and palette after drawing. Pure solvents must be able to completely evaporate, leaving no trace. – pine oil (turpentine or pinen): the most toxic and smelly solvent, evaporating slowly, indispensable when drawing because it is the only solvent capable of dissolving Dammar resin; […]

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Optical outline

The patterns that make up the color

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People know how to draw tens of thousands of years before writing. Paintings were found up to 35-40 thousand years ago in caves in Europe and Australia, while writing appeared about 3500 – 4000 years ago. Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) was the one who formulated the first theory of color. Aritstotle argues that color […]

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