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GouacheFrom 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

Albrecht Dürer, 1502

Melon on a Plate with Grapes and a Snail

Giovanna Garzoni, 1642-1651

Tulip, two Branches of Myrtle and two Shells

Maria Sibylla Merian, 1700

Sailboat on a Raging Sea

Théodore Géricault, 1818-1819

Operating on Guanyu's Arm

Katsushika Ōi, 1850

Dante’s First Meeting with Beatrice

Simeon Solomon, 1859-1863

The Voices

Gustave Moreau, 1867

Portrait of the Artist

Mary Cassatt, 1878

The Sacred Elephant (Péri)

Gustave Moreau, 1882

Leda and the Swan

Gustave Moreau, 1882

The Dangerous Cooks

James Ensor, 1896

Village Church

Piet Mondrian, 1898

Baronne de Domecy

Odilon Redon, 1900

Pearl Oyster

Mikhail Vrubel, 1904

Woman with Homunculus

Egon Schiele, 1910

Self-portrait

Kazimir Malevich, 1910-1911

Nude

Marc Chagall, 1913

Queen Of Shamakhan from 'Le Coq d'Or'

Natalia Goncharova, 1913

Wally in Red Blouse with Raised Knees

Egon Schiele, 1913

Curtain for Le Coq d'Or: Third Act

Natalia Goncharova, 1914

Set design for 'Le Coq d'Or'

Natalia Goncharova, 1914

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

Natalia Goncharova, 1913-1914

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

Natalia Goncharova, 1914

Portrait of Edith Schiele with Striped Dress

Egon Schiele, 1915

The Nativity, for Liturgy

Natalia Goncharova, 1915

Spanish Dancer

Albert Gleizes, 1916

New York

Albert Gleizes, 1916

Composition

Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1918

Study the Old, but Create the New

Varvara Stepanova, 1919

The Archer

Theo van Doesburg, 1919

Two Russian maidens

Natalia Goncharova, 1920

Resurrection

Gaganendranath Tagore, 1920

Line Construction

Aleksandr Rodchenko, 1920

Study for Man and Machine

Hannah Höch, 1921

Study for Proun S.K.

El Lissitzky, 1922-1923

Gypsy from Figueres

Salvador Dalí, 1923

Static-Dynamic Gradation

Paul Klee, 1923

The Denaturalized Material, Destruction 2

Theo van Doesburg, 1923

Textile Design in Black and White

Varvara Stepanova, 1924

Textile Design in Blue and Orange

Varvara Stepanova, 1924

Textile Design

Varvara Stepanova, 1924

Astrological Fantasy Portrait

Paul Klee, 1924

l.n.31

El Lissitzky, 1922-1924

Textile Design in Yellow and Black

Varvara Stepanova, 1924

Composition

Fernand Henri Léger, 1926

Coronation backdrop for ‘The Firebird’

Natalia Goncharova, 1926

Bird Wandering Off

Paul Klee, 1926

The Creation

Aaron Douglas, 1927

The Judgment Day

Aaron Douglas, 1927

Design for unisex sports apparel

Varvara Stepanova, 1928

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