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Genre


paintings in which scenes of everyday life form the subject matter

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Naturalistic

imitating nature

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Glazes

to cover (a painted surface or parts of it) with a thin layer of transparent color in order to modify the tone

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Impasto

laying on paint thickly

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Pizazza

an open square or public place in a city or town,

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Obelisk

a tapering, four-sided shaft of stone

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Pilasters

a shallow rectangular feature projecting from a wall, having a capital and base and usually imitating the form of a column

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Entablature

the entire construction of a classical temple or the like between the columns and the eaves, usually composed of an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice.

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Baldachin

a permanent ornamental canopy, as above a freestanding altar or throne

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Composite columns

A classical order dating from late Roman times, formed by superimposing Ionic volutes on a Corinthian capital

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Putti

naked, chubby angel babies

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Reliquaries

receptacle for relics

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Porticoes

a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers

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Cartouche

oval or oblong figure

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Balustrade

railing with supported balusters

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Travertine

form of limestone deposited by springs

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Cornice

overhanging section of entablature

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Trompe l'oeil

realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions

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Allegory

symbolical narrative

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Quadro riportato

"carried picture". describes gold-framed easel paintings or framed paintings that are seen in a normal perspective and painted into a fresco.

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Tenebrism

style of painting characterized by large areas of dark color, usually relieved with a shaft of light

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Caravaggisti

stylistic followers of Caravaggio.

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Retablos

Latin American devotional painting

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Matte

having dull or lusterless surface

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Camera obscura

an enclosed space with a small hole in one side through which light enters to form an inverted image of the outside world on a screen placed opposite the hole