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Art Terms in Action: Turpentine Burn

A turpentine burn is made by soaking a rag in solvent and scrubbing the canvas directly. This technique removes paint and leaves a stain on the canvas.

Abstract Expressionist New York
The Museum of Modern Art, October 3, 2010–April 11, 2011
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Filmed by Plowshares Media
© 2010 The Museum of Modern Art



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