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Art Encyclopedia - O

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Definitions of Art Terminology
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Art Terms Beginning With O

Oil Paint - Artist oil paint is a slow-drying paint made up from small pigment particles suspended in drying oil ...more info
Optical Painting - Optical painting is painting that is concerned with illusionism, perception, and the physiological effects of colour ...more info

Outline - In art, the term outline refers to the lines real or apparent by which a figure (or shape) is defined in or bounded by the plane of vision; the sum of these lines forming the contour of the figure ...more info
Overpainting - Overpainting is a layer of paint applied over an underlayer, or a painting over a painting ...more info




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