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ggouache - A heavy, opaque watercolor paint, sometimes called body color, producing a less wet-appearing and more strongly colored picture than ordinary watercolor. Also, any painting produced with gouache.

(pr. gwahsh)


Examples:

 

Francesco Pesellino (Francesco di Stefano) (Italian), Allegory of Rome, from De Secundo Bello Punico Poema by Silius Italicus, 1447-1457, gouache, gold leaf, pen and ink, watercolor on parchment 28.7 x 20.2 cm, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. See allegory.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftVincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), A Corridor in the Asylum, late May or June, 1889, black chalk and gouache on pink Ingres paper, 25 5/8 x 19 5/16 inches (65.1 x 49.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Post-Impressionism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPaul Klee (Swiss-German, 1879-1940), Temple Gardens, 1920, gouache and traces of ink on paper, 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (18.4 x 26.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Bauhaus.

 

 

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Boy with a Dog, 1905, gouache on cardboard, 57 x 41 cm, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. See Cubism.

 

 

Ben Shahn (American, 1898-1969), Village Speakeasy Closed for Violation, c. 1934, gouache, Mural Project for Central Park Casino. Also see mural and socialist realism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000), Pool Parlor, 1942, gouache on paper, 31 x 22 3/4 inches (78.7 x 57.8 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

Also see tempera.

 

 

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