Filberts Riggers and Hakes

FILBERTS, RIGGERS and HAKES Artists use funny uncommon language some of the time. I recently got asked why my painting was labeled ‘gesso panel’ under the title in an exhibition. I couldn’t immediately remember or understand why either. Gesso is not a word that I use in everyday language. Not many people do. I was confused, and mixed it up with ‘gouache’. And so I explained what ‘gouache’ was, which didn’t help. So here are some more unusual arty words and phrases with explanations. You can just drop them into a conversation with a friend to explain or create an expert impression. ACRYLOGRAPHS These are a kind of picture making technique that is a hybrid between original and prints. The arti

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