Gold Rehaussé – Gilded highlights in trompe l’oeil and ornamentation

Gold Rehaussé is a classic French term refers to method in which the highlight is executed in gold leaf. In decorative painting, this technique was used a lot in the late 18th and early 19th century over polychrome or grisaille ornamentation to replace the “white highlight” in order to give more distinction to the trompe l’oeil. […]

French style of decorative painting

The French style of decorative painting or “school” (which is also sometimes called the English or Belgian school) is one of two major “schools” in history that can be discerned; the other is referred to as the Italian school. Both of these styles can be used to render all types of faux finishes. The French […]