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Gouache

From the Italian word for 'mud'

Gouache is a water-based paint similar to watercolor. Where watercolors are transparent, allowing for subtle layering, gouache mixes colored pigments with an opaque white pigment, often chalk, creating a velvety matte finish that absorbs light rather than reflecting it. Gouache-style paints have been in use since at least the 9th century, often appearing in Persian miniatures. By the 14th century, trade routes had spread gouache to Europe, where it's crisp graphic appearance, ability to re-wet, and relatively cheap production made it a staple of commercial illustration and early art education.

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Young Hare

Young Hare

Albrecht Dürer1502
Melon on a Plate with Grapes and a Snail

Melon on a Plate with Grapes and a Snail

Giovanna Garzoni1642-1651
Tulip, two Branches of Myrtle and two Shells

Tulip, two Branches of Myrtle and two Shells

Maria Sibylla Merian1700
Sailboat on a Raging Sea

Sailboat on a Raging Sea

Théodore Géricault1818-1819
Operating on Guanyu's Arm

Operating on Guanyu's Arm

Katsushika Ōi1850
Dante’s First Meeting with Beatrice

Dante’s First Meeting with Beatrice

Simeon Solomon1859-1863
The Voices

The Voices

Gustave Moreau1867
Portrait of the Artist

Portrait of the Artist

Mary Cassatt1878
The Sacred Elephant (Péri)

The Sacred Elephant (Péri)

Gustave Moreau1882
Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan

Gustave Moreau1882
The Dangerous Cooks

The Dangerous Cooks

James Ensor1896
Village Church

Village Church

Piet Mondrian1898
Baronne de Domecy

Baronne de Domecy

Odilon Redon1900
Pearl Oyster

Pearl Oyster

Mikhail Vrubel1904
Woman with Homunculus

Woman with Homunculus

Egon Schiele1910
Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Kazimir Malevich1910-1911
Queen Of Shamakhan from 'Le Coq d'Or'

Queen Of Shamakhan from 'Le Coq d'Or'

Natalia Goncharova1913
Wally in Red Blouse with Raised Knees

Wally in Red Blouse with Raised Knees

Egon Schiele1913
Nude

Nude

Marc Chagall1913
Designs for the stage wings of ‘Le Coq d'Or’

Designs for the stage wings of ‘Le Coq d'Or’

Natalia Goncharova1914
Curtain for Le Coq d'Or: Third Act

Curtain for Le Coq d'Or: Third Act

Natalia Goncharova1914
Set design for 'Le Coq d'Or'

Set design for 'Le Coq d'Or'

Natalia Goncharova1914
Study for a Curtain for 'Le Coq d'Or'

Study for a Curtain for 'Le Coq d'Or'

Natalia Goncharova1913-1914
Portrait of Edith Schiele with Striped Dress

Portrait of Edith Schiele with Striped Dress

Egon Schiele1915
The Nativity, for Liturgy

The Nativity, for Liturgy

Natalia Goncharova1915
Spanish Dancer

Spanish Dancer

Albert Gleizes1916
New York

New York

Albert Gleizes1916
Composition

Composition

Aleksandr Rodchenko1918
The Archer

The Archer

Theo van Doesburg1919
Study the Old, but Create the New

Study the Old, but Create the New

Varvara Stepanova1919

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