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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)

  • Varda used to work on gesso (a smooth-surfaced, white mixture of rabbit glue and whiting solution) and with mosaics.
  • He set the planks edge to edge, smoothed them, and then brushed on a white gesso base.
  • Such is George Tooker, 46, who works painstakingly in the 14th century Florentine medium of egg tempera on gesso panels.

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