Oleography


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Oleography

 

a method of producing pictures that imitate oil paintings. Oleography was widely used in the late 19th century. It involves the process of chromolithography, using as many as 15 to 20 colors. The prints are varnished so that they more closely resemble oil paintings. A stamping process is used to imitate a canvas surface and the thick strokes of oil paint. Most oleographs are crude and distorted reproductions.

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