Chemistry 205

Chemistry 205 - Chemistry 205 Museum Visit Dr. Pat Hill...

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Chemistry 205 Museum Visit Dr. Pat Hill Painting Conservation There are many types of media in today’s art world, but more are found in painting alone. Some of these paint types include: oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolor, and tempera. Which are the five I will be writing about here. All of these paints react differently than each other to bring out a certain effect. Some of them must be painted upon different surfaces. Some may be opaque or translucent. And some can even eat away at the canvas they are painted on. Oil painting was brought about in the Middle Ages as a decorative and functional painting technique. The height of its use was in High Middle Ages was used for many things but most notably for its durability for things such as shields. In today’s art oil is a very popular paint for many reasons. Oil paints can be used in a broad range of techniques such as encaustics, which is a wax-oil paint mixture. One form oil painting can take is a very smooth almost watercolor-like in that it is layered and blends effortlessly together. Oil painting can also take a very chucky and thick form, encaustics is similar to this, which can be applied with anything from a brush to a fettling knife. Depending on the technique used, oil paintings can look different depending on how your are looking at them. A chunkier, thick application may look like the colors are bending to seem smooth, when you are farther away from it. However, when you come closer you can see the difference of the application. The paint itself will look opaque and matte, on the individual strokes. Whereas the smooth type of painting will share the same view from farther away, but upon closer examination you will notice the texture of the canvas
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coming through. The canvas is another important part of the painting. The canvas needs
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