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- n. A medium for oil painting, consisting of linseed oil mixed with turpentine or mastic varnish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A gelatinous compound of linseed oil and mastic varnish, used by artists as a vehicle for colors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See magilp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medium for oil-paints; linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine
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The same result may be obtained by the use of megilp, a mixture employed by artists.
As long as a painter is a painter merely, he should not be allowed to talk of anything but mediums and megilp, and on those subjects should be compelled to hold his tongue; it is only when he becomes an artist that the secret laws of artistic creation are revealed to him.
Van Eyck's manner) and those painted with oil alone, or with the modern megilp, (oil and mastic varnish,) is so well known that it is scarcely necessary to allude to it.