Genre Painting: a work in which the subject
matter is of every-day life......nothing else.
Gesso: a mixture of plaster, chalk and glue that acts
as a foundation for tempera and oil painting.
Impasto: Italian for "in paste, " it's a technique
in which paint is applied in thick brushstrokes that rise off
the surface of the canvas.
Palazzo: a large, official secular building or a private
residence (sometimes both).