The practice of applying a thin coat of gold to a painting, sculpture, or piece of furniture. Gilding was heavily used in the work of Late Gothic Italian painters. These artists depicted, among other things, the halos of angels in gold, emphasizing the decorative surface of the panels.
Example: Duccio's Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints, 1308-1311
Abbreviation for quart.
Lime, burnt lime, caustic lime. Made by burning calcium carbonate.
In drawing and calligraphy, a pen made from a goose's feather.