noun, plural ges·soes.
- gesner, konrad von,
- gesneria family,
- gesta romanorum,
- gestalt phenomenon
Origin of gesso
Examples from the Web for gesso
No color is so noble as the color of a good painting on canvas or gesso.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)|John Ruskin
One will take naturally to oil-painting, another may 68 find clay or gesso her means of artistic expression.The Madcap of the School|Angela Brazil
Throw away the water, make it into cakes, and let it dry; and this gesso is sold by the druggists to our painters.Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering|Edward Johnston
Both frame and picture are in a bad state, the gesso having scaled off in places.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
Figs. 15 and 16 are mirrors decorated with Gesso ornament, to which, however, little justice can be done in a photograph.
Word Origin for gesso
plaster of Paris, 1590s, from Italian gesso, from Latin gypsum (see gypsum).