Certain paintings in India are known for their elegant Gesso work. Consider the following statements in this context:
1. Gesso work is used in Mysore and Tanjore paintings
2. While in Mysore paintings, the Gesso work is low in relief and intricate; in Tanjore school, the Gesso work is little thicker
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Gesso refers to a paste of white lead powder, gambose and glue and is used as an embossing material covered with Gold foils. Gesso work is found in both the Mysore as well as the Tanjore paintings. In Mysore paintings, the work is low in relief and intricate, while in Tanjore school, the Gesso work is little thicker.

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