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This effect on oil paintings is usually caused by one of three reasons: excessive use of linseed oil medium; applying any of the varnishes that are prone to yellow wih age; or most often an accumulation fo dirt embedded into the varnish.

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The point on the stress-strain curve at which an increase in straight occurs without an increase in stress.