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underdrawing


Drawing preliminary to other work, and incorporated into it, thus deprived of independent artistic value. An example is the underdrawing in fresco and panel painting, such as sinopia and abbozzo.


yamato-e

Japanese narrative paintings from the 10th century, when the Tale of Genji

Example: Marasaki Shikibu (Illustrated Scroll of Lady Marasaki's Diary), 13th century.

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yard

A unit of distance measurement equal to three feet, or 36 inches. To convert yards into centimeters, multiply them by 91.44; into meters, x 0.9144. Abbreviated yd.

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yd.

Abbreviation for yard.

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yellowing

In painting, a tendency on the part of binding media to turn a tint towards yellow. This is most likely to occur when linseed oil is included.

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