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grisaille.
1. Style of painting in grey monochrome to represent solid objects in relief, the objects being supposedly white and the shadows they project properly depicted by various grey tints. It was used on the external leaves of medieval triptych altarpieces. In Neo-Classical schemes of decoration it represents e.g. figures in Etruscan or Pompeian interiors.

2. Grey-tinted stained glass.

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grisaille

grisaille (grĬzī´, –zāl´, Fr. grēzä´yə), a monochrome painting and drawing technique executed in tones of gray. Such works were often produced in the Renaissance to simulate sculpture, as in Uccello's equestrian portrait of Sir John Hawkswood (Cathedral of Florence). Painters of stained glass frequently used grisaille. In the 17th cent. grisaille was prized for interior decoration.

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grisaille

grisaille a method of painting in grey monochrome, typically to imitate sculpture; a painting or stained-glass window in this style. The word comes (in the mid 19th century) from French, from gris ‘grey’.

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grisaille

grisaille painting in grey monochrome. XIX. — F., f. gris grey.

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