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grisaille (gri-ZAI, ZAYL) noun
A painting in tones of a single color, especially gray, to represent objects in relief.
[From French grisaille (grayness), from gris (gray).]
An example: Odalisque in Grisaille by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.
Today's word in Visual Thesaurus 3.
"And the tenants-only restaurant and bar on the uppermost floors --
with their muted grisaille tones, baroque silver staircase surrounding
a cylindrical glass elevator, and 360-degree views of all London --
are almost too perfect to believe."
"Mr. Okshteyn's large, grisaille photorealistic pictures are
technically impressive, especially the ones made from graphite."
This week's theme: words related to art.
Nature can provide for the needs of people; [she] can't provide for the greed of people. -Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)
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