underpainting


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underpainting

(ˈʌndəˌpeɪntɪŋ)
n
(Art Terms) the first layer in a painting, indicating the design and main areas of light and shade

underpainting

The initial painting of a picture in one color to lay out the composition.
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It was examined initially at the Atheneum, where a digital X-ray revealed an underpainting that looked like a self-portrait, which added to confidence about its authenticity.
Only one piece is on a large scale: Untitled (Underpainting) (2018; Fig.
The sun that can be a red square imposing itself onto a sea, mountains seemingly in front of themselves, underpainting becoming foreground.
"I have been working quickly from life and photographs, starting with a monotone underpainting and then adding colour and building layers.
EVEN the novel's familiar Chestertonian subtext--"The Twitch Upon the Thread," describing the inescapable pull back to Catholicism--can be found in the underpainting of Tenebrae.
One side of each specimen was selected to be sprayed with black paint as underpainting and then speckled with white spots according to the DSCM method [33].
The line, often consisting of paint from Steir's first or early layers, implies a subterranean light that emanates from the depths toward the surface, as in Tundra, 2016-17, where we find the green underpainting that is always at the base of the paintings.
Topics covered include thumbnail drawing, final sketch, color study, solvents and mediums, underpainting, glazing, varnishing, safety, cleaning brushes, wet-on-wet painting, and much more.
A sketch by Thomas de Keyser shows a rare example of a grid applied to a drawing to ease the transition to canvas, and an unfinished painting by Gonzales Coques quite literally reveals the underpainting and preparatory work once the transfer of the drawing to panel or canvas is complete.
Between 1981 and 1993 she used the human body as the sole subject matter for her work, combining holography with techniques such as underpainting. Her best known art hologram is probably the Tigirl (1985).
Tucker also mentions unique uses for this inspection method, including inspecting paintings in search of hidden documents or to study underpainting layers for museum curators and archivists, as well as analyzing damaged components during fire investigations to determine the cause of the fire.