Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in 1word1day,
Calzephyr
calzephyr77
1word1day

Wednesday Word: Sfumato

Sfumato - noun.

Sfumato is an art term that describes a painting technique where the edges are blurred and blended, leaving a super soft transition. Sfumato translates to gradient in Italian. This is why Renaissance paintings often look otherworldly and glowing. The most famous example, of course, is Da Vinci's Mona Lisa :-)
Tags: italian, noun, s, wordsmith: calzephyr77
Subscribe

Recent Posts from This Community

  • Friday Fun Link - Six Word Challenge

    If you're here, you must really like words, and if you like words and and using words creatively, check out spikesgirl58's weekly Six…

  • Wednesday Word: Nostepinne

    I'm a fibre major, so artsy craft words are my favourite! Nostepinne - noun. A nostepinne, sometimes nostepinde or nøstepinde, is a long…

  • Tuesday word: Insouciance

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Insouciance (noun) in·sou·ci·ance [in-soo-see-uhns; French an-soo-syahns] I would suggest listening to how this word is…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment