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A white priming or ground made of chalk, gypsum, burnt gypsum, zinc oxide, or whiting mixed with glue or occasionally casein. Used to prepare wooden panels or other supports for painting, gilding, or other decorative processes.

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<surface preparation materials>

Narrower Terms used

gesso sottile
gesso grosso


12yrs ago

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