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craquelure

(krăklo͝or`), hairline surface cracking of paintings into characteristic patterns determined by age, climatic conditions, and the materials used in the work. Cracking was so common in works by 18th-century English painters that it became known as craquelure anglaise. Forgers and restorers often imitate craquelure to enhance the look of authenticity in their works.

Craquelure

 

in paintings, a cracking in the painted surface. Craquelure appears in undried, newly painted works because of the evaporation of solvents (water, pinene, and others) or the uneven or rapid shrinkage of the binding. It occurs in dried paintings from repeated swellings, shrinkage, and mechanical influences.

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Craquelure looks good on small areas, but on bigger items such as a dining table it's about as elegant as crazy paving.
Without getting too technical, if you want to give an instant, aged effect to a small piece of furniture, distressing it with fine cracks, then the technique you want to use is craquelure.
and thanks to unsealed product feels ail the white and true that until then remained covered by the craquelure of his outward self
Is this because the artworks--some stenciled on wood achieving an instant craquelure, others on collaged newsprint, yet others on discontinued wallpaper--look prematurely aged, giving an appearance of venerable deterioration to their contemporary substance?
And lastly, there were the transparent glazes, colourless or hued for vitreous, maiolica or craquelure effects.
In her installation Wandering Hands (1999), Klix spread clay slip in the vivid red of Central Australian earth across the floor of Object Gallery, Sydney, allowing it to dry in its own time, to split and peel like the craquelure of a dry season flood plain.
Crackle Glaze And Craquelure Traditional oil-based paints and varnishes dry out over a long period and crack.
Levinson, for instance, notes that the English researcher Spike Bucklow "has been able to associate craquelure patterns with different eras of art history.
Quoi qu'il fasse pour se raffiner, il y aurait toujours quelque felure, quelque craquelure regrettable dans sa vie.
Crackle Glaze And Craquelure Ideal for most furniture including doors and wooden panelling, these finishes give furniture an appearance of cracked paint or varnish.
Bent over the sink and the scattered archaeological remains of your backlogged solitary meals: plates used a few times over, now messy palettes of meat-juice earthtones and sticky vegetable texture, knives smeared with hardened peanut butter or the intricate craquelure of old cream cheese, the red-wash mineral deposits of the wine glasses.
This resin is remarkably consistent in appearance, with a medium to dark red-orange colour and a glossy surface, often showing a fine craquelure.