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Art Term: Glaze

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Gallery 291 - photo-secession gallery
Gallery picture
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Gallipot - galipot
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Garzone
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Gate fold
Gather
Gathered
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Gaze
Gearing
Gelatin
Gem and gemstone
Gemutlichkeit
General idea - miss general idea
General to particular
Generatrix
Genesee group of painters geneseeans
Genpitsu
Genre
Genre painting
Geometric
Geometric abstraction
Geometric shapes
German expressionism
Gershon iskowitz prize
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Gesso
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Gestalt or gestalt
Gestural painting gesturalism
Gesture
Gesture - gestural
Gesture drawing
Gewgaw
Ghost halftone
Ghosting
Gibbous
Giclee
Giclees
Gif
Gild
Gild the lily
Gilded age
Gilded gilding gilting
Gilder's cushion
Gilder's knife
Gilder's tip
Gilder's wax
Gilding
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Giverny france
Glair
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Glare aesthetic
Glascow school
Glasgow boys
Glass blowing
Glass fiber
Glass painting
Glassine
Glassine paper
Glaze
Glaze - glazing
Glazed wash
Glazier
Glisk
Glitter
Glory
Gloss
Gloss ink
Glossy
Glue
Glue gun
Glue size
Glutinous
Glyph
Glyptic
Glyptography
Goal
Gobelins gobelin tapestry
Gold leaf
Goldberg
Golden age of danish painting
Golden gate international exposition
Golden section
Golden section golden mean golden ratio
Goo
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Gotham art school
Gothic
Gothic art and architecture
Gouache
Gouge
Goupil and company
Government school of design london
Governor general's awards canada
Gradated wash
Gradation
Grade
Graded wash
Gradina
Graduated screen tint
Graffiti
Graffiti art - street art
Graffito
Graham art medal
Grain
Grain direction
Grain long paper
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Gram
Grammage
Grand central academy of art
Grand central art galleries
Grand central school of art
Grand detour art colony
Grand manner
Grand marais art colony
Granite
Granulate
Graph
Graphic
Graphic - graphic arts
Graphic artist
Graphic arts
Graphic arts - graphics
Graphic arts film
Graphic design
Graphic designer
Graphicconverter
Graphics
Graphics tablet
Graphite
Graphite - pencil
Graver
Gravure
Gray balance
Gray component replacement
Gray levels
Gray scale
Greason school of painting
Greek cross
Greeking
Green earth
Green wood
Greenstone
Greenware
Greenwood cemetery collection
Gregory fellowships university of leeds
Grez-sur-loring
Grid
Grind
Grind edge
Grindoff
Gripper edge
Grisaille
Grissaille
Grog
Groin
Groin vault
Gross motor
Grotesque
Ground
Groundwood paper
Group of seven
Group of seven - g7
Group of twelve-seattle
Groupe du bateau-lavoir
Grout
Gsm
Guerrilla girls
Guggenheim fellowship
Guild
Guild of boston artists
Guild of saint luke
Guilloche
Guillotine
Gum
Gum acacia
Gum arabic
Gund collection
Gutai art association
Gutter
Gymnophobia
Gyo
Gyotaku
Gypsum
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Glaze
Definition and background:
A very thin, transparent colored paint applied over a previously painted surface to alter the appearance and color of the surface.

A glaze is a thin layer of translucent oil paint applied to all or part of a painting, to modify the tone or color underneath. Glazing is the process of using this technique.

A term used in ceramics to describe a thin coating of minerals which produces a glassy transparent or colored coating on bisque ware. Typically applied either by brushing, dipping, or spraying, it is fixed by firing the bisque ware in a kiln. This makes the surface smooth, shiny, and waterproof.Also, a glaze can be a thin, translucent or transparent coat over a painting, sometimes meant simply to protect the paint underneath, but more often to add a veil of coloration to an area of a picture.If a glaze is to be used on any surface that will come in contact with food or beverages, then it is important to insure that the glaze is food safe. Lead is the element most commonly found in glazes that are not food safe, but there are others.Because there are alternatives to glazes that are less expensive and less time consuming, many artists, educators and students may wish to pursue some of them: colored slips, oxides, and paints. Each of these have their own advantages and disadvantages too.Sometimes, when containers of ceramic glazes are unused for a while, the water in them evaporates, leaving other ingredients dried into very hard, compact chunks of powder. Unfortunately, simply adding water doesn't soften this stuff, and throwing such valuable ingredients away is wasteful. Conserve this material by breaking pieces into ever smaller and smaller sizes. A hammer and an old chisel can accomplish the first phase of this work. Complete the process by crushing and grinding small pieces with a mortar and pestle. Add water, and that old glaze is as good as new.Related resources: Digitalfire Corporation offers software and electronic books to help secondary students and adults to understand the chemistry of ceramic glazes so that they can take control, adjust and formulate their own recipes. Digitalfire comes from Alberta, Canada. Chalkboard has a section about painting impasto and glazes. Chalkboard is produced by Ralph Larmann, a member of the art faculty at the University of Evansville, IN. Also see antimony, encaustic, engobe, finish, glass, glossy, impasto, lead glaze, mat, overpainting, patina, scumble, surface, and varnish.
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