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craquelure

(ˈkrækəlʊə)
n
(Art Terms) a network of fine cracks on old paintings caused by the deterioration of pigment or varnish
[C20: from French, from craqueler to crackle, from craquer to crack, of imitative origin]

cra•que•lure

(krækˈlʊər, ˈkræk lʊər)

n.
a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film or varnish.
[1910–15; < French, <craquel(er) to crackle, crack]
Translations
KrakeleeKrakelüre
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This unique frame, that has various structural and surface losses, is painted to mimic a craquelure surface and is essential to understanding the trompe l'oeil element in the painting which extends onto the face of the inner frame.
He produces the craquelure by layering enamel paint, a modern industrial material, over oil paint, a traditional natural medium.
His craquelure celadon urn has a mate at the Musee Nissim de Camondo in Paris.
A fine craquelure effect further underscores the antique nature of the design.
Some of them have as much craquelure as something from the 15th century.
and thanks to unsealed product feels ail the white and true that until then remained covered by the craquelure of his outward self
Is this because the artworks--some stenciled on wood achieving an instant craquelure, others on collaged newsprint, yet others on discontinued wallpaper--look prematurely aged, giving an appearance of venerable deterioration to their contemporary substance?
And surely, for the third world, the intense contortions of form, the acid colors, the agitated surface and the heavy impasto of the van Gogh painting--not to mention the various signs of its age (the craquelure of the dried paint, for example) indicating its endurance and survival into the present--these must be the painting-work's analogue of the "glow of the stone" and "power of the storm" that Heidegger finds revealed in the natural/ontological world of the temple-work.
And lastly, there were the transparent glazes, colourless or hued for vitreous, maiolica or craquelure effects.
In her installation Wandering Hands (1999), Klix spread clay slip in the vivid red of Central Australian earth across the floor of Object Gallery, Sydney, allowing it to dry in its own time, to split and peel like the craquelure of a dry season flood plain.
Crackle Glaze And Craquelure Traditional oil-based paints and varnishes dry out over a long period and crack.
Levinson, for instance, notes that the English researcher Spike Bucklow "has been able to associate craquelure patterns with different eras of art history.