The term popularly used for some commercially prepared clear or pigmented varnishes derived largely from cellulose in a vehicle of fast drying solvents, available in hardware stores. Its commercially available solvents are called either lacquer solvent or lacquer thinner, and may contain acetone, methyl acetate, or banana oil. (pr. lack'er)
A painting or sculpture whose composition, colors, and subject are selected to tell a story.
Example: Trajan's Column, Rome, Italy, 113
An aspect of modern art in which pieces of art contain no recognizable figures or objects, as opposed to figurative art.
Example: Sam Francis' Around the Blues, 1957/1962
A very pale blue that is invisible to a camera or photocopier. A non-photo pen or pencil may be used to make notes on an original: paper may be printed with a non-photo blue grid to allow for easy line-up. In either case, as copiers become more sensitive, you should advise your customer to test these products first.