An easel is a portable support used
to hold a panel or canvas while being painted. Easel painting was known
to the ancient Egyptians. In the first century CE, the Roman scholar, Pliny
the Elder, makes reference of a large panel placed on an easel. However,
it wasn't until the 13th century that easels replaced murals and other
forms of wall painting.
On September 11, 1841, John Rand
patented a collapsible tube for oil paints.
and Panel Painting
The easel was in common use during
the Renaissance period. The radical change in the way painters worked established
studio pictures as an art form and for the first time recognized painters
as individual artists.
Learn more about easels from your
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of Painting Media
Glue, wax paint, cera colla, mastic,
casein paint, fresco, egg, oil paint and acrylic paint.
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