-Vernissage: acto de inauguración de una exposición artística.
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- Apotropaic: Said of a rite, of a sacrifice, of a formula etc. that, by its magical character, is believed to ward off evil or propitiate the good.
- Biscuiting: process of baking a piece of clay or similar material in the oven.
-Bodegón, Still Life, Stilleven, Naturaleza Muerta, Nature Morte, Natura Morta, Stilleben: work of art that exhibits as main theme animals, flowers, fruit and diverse domestic objects, which can be natural (food, plants, shells...) or made by man (kitchen utensils, antiques, books, jewellery, cloths etc.) in a certain space. It usually produces an effect of serenity, well-being and harmony.
- Figurehead: In architecture, the face of stone or other material that is placed in the fountains or in other works of architecture such as under the entablatures, under the balconies, in the key of the arcades, in the opening of the caves, etc
-They are given either serious or grotesque character. They are usually faces of fauns, naiads, etc. The architects of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries made real use of masks lavishing them on the facades of all the buildings of that time.
- Encaustics: paint technique characterized by the use of wax as a binder for pigments, the mixture has very covering effects and is dense and creamy; the paint is applied with a brush or hot spatula.
- Gesso: chalk in Italian, is a white base widely used in the decorative arts to bring relief and texture to paintings and sculptures; can be applied on wood, rust, plastic or metal among other materials. It is a good primer for pictorial works after several layers that, once dry, are sanded.
- Modeling: additive technique with which we add a soft material, for example, clay.
- Vernissage: opening act of an art exhibition.