grisaille definition

  • noun:
    • a mode of monochromatic painting in tones of grey, used specifically for the representation of relief sculpture.
    • A painting or design within style.
    • Vitrifiable glass paint.
    • A lacy pattern coated on light glass with vitrifiable paint and fired.
    • In painting, a method of working which uses just varying values of grey generate form. Often an initial part of a fully coloured artwork.
    • ornamental artwork in gray monochrome; -- used in English especially for decorated glass.
    • a type of French fancy dress items.
    • a method of painting in grey tints of numerous colors, produced by combining white with black colored, utilized both exclusively for decoration, or even to express objects, etc., like in relief; in addition, a painting, a stained-glass screen, etc., performed relating to this technique. See camaieu.
    • an elegant fabric with a cotton warp and a wool weft for women's use.
    • chiaroscuro painting or stained glass etc., in tones of grey imitating the effect of relief

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