academy board

Spanish translation: cartón

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00:54 Nov 20, 2020
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Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Additional field(s): Journalism
English term or phrase: academy board
Definition from Oxford Reference:
An inexpensive board, made of cardboard, used as a surface for oil painting since the early 19th century, primarily for small paintings and sketches. Its cheapness made it particularly popular with amateurs.

Example sentence(s):
  • During the 19th century, a plethora of inventions and new artists' materials, such as millboards, academy boards, canvas boards, and related paraphernalia, including paint tubes, brushes, and Japanned boxes, were designed for portability and ease of assembly. These new tools of the artist's craft provided American artists with the means and capability to do on-site oil sketches. JAIC
  • An oil painting on academy board of a landscape by Dutch painter H. Verhaaf. Signed by hand to the lower right corner, the painting depicts a single path running adjacent to a wooded landscape and a river. The painting is mounted in a stained wood frame with a wire present to verso for hanging purposes. Everything But The House
  • Academy boards were manufactured from pulp board and primed with a lead pigment in a light gray or white color. To solve problems with warping, they were sometimes primed equally on the back surface Gurney Journey
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Spanish translation:cartón
Lautrec tiene una gran cantidad de obras en las que el soporte es cartón.
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Definition from Las técnicas oficiales de Lautrec:
Lautrec tiene una gran cantidad de obras en las que el soporte es cartón.

Example sentence(s):
  • Oleo sobre carton 11 x 16,5 cm. - Pintores de La Boca  
  • La picana, un óleo sobre cartón con medidas de 34x50 cm. del pintor Pedro Figari. - El Observador  
  • Lo curioso es que en dichas obras sobre cartón, trabajadas al óleo, nunca vemos la característica huella que el óleo produce cuando se trabaja directamente sobre cartón o papel: ese halo de aceite alrededor de la figura o el trazo, que aparece conforme el cartón absorbe al óleo. - Las técnicas oficiales de Lautrec  
Guillermo Badenes
Local time: 15:10
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Yes  Maria Delgado: Si, y a veces lo preparaban con yeso antes de pintar para evitar ese halo aceitoso. Saludos.
13 hrs

Yes  Nelly Alejandra Alister: board#:~:...
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