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#149463 10/28/05 07:36 AM
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...for the play of light on water reflected on the ceiling of a room with a view to the water - i'm told it's a Venetian dialect term?
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Interesting question. I don't have an answer, but find it interesting that it is usually the reflection of buildings in water that rate a mention rather than the other was around you mention. Venetians are obviously well aware of the intricate interplay of water's reflection onto their architecture and, more importantly, the sheer infinite light dispersal which occurs from the reflections and counter-reflections though window panes, to glass vases, back to the canal waters, to tiled floors, in an interweaving of refractions. I mean, what lights up what? Clearly it's no accident that the greats of Venetian art often favoured water-based washes to depict the floating city in their vedute and capricci (architectural views and fantasies), freeze framing the melting of the symmetries into another.

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Dancing.

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Wasn't it a wwftd recently? Or maybe even aWAD!

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On the ceiling? What is it, Fred Astaire?

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it wasn't wwftd, if I'm reading it correctly -- I've got a couple of words for the reflection of the moon on the water, but nothing for the ceiling! (I wait with bated breath!)

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Ah, yeah. Moon on the water. That was the one I was thinking of.

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John, this is fairly close, but I'm wondering whether you might have better luck looking in a dictionary of art words:
lambency

n : an appearance of reflected light [syn: gleam, gleaming, glow]

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On the ceiling? What is it, Fred Astaire? Yep!

... and then Lionel Richie marked the low point of the 80's with *it.

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John, this is fairly close, but I'm wondering whether you might have better luck looking in a dictionary of art words:
lambency

n : an appearance of reflected light [syn: gleam, gleaming, glow]

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Lambency! Great [find], Jackie!

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