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  • (n) gypsum or plaster of Paris spread on a surface to make it suitable for painting or gilding (or a surface so prepared)


  1. He set the planks edge to edge, smoothed them, and then brushed on a white gesso base.
  2. Such is George Tooker, 46, who works painstakingly in the 14th century Florentine medium of egg tempera on gesso panels.
  3. Cheered, Muralist Laning and his two assistants, James Rutledge and Albert Soroka, hustled to get his cartoons on tempera and gesso panels as soon as possible.


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