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Erik van den Ham on September 13, 2011

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Grisaille

These walls of this room are covered with several Grissailles. Not really old as the originals where taken from the house as the owners moved out of it.

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Grisaille ( /ɡrɨˈzaɪ/ or /ɡrɨˈzeɪl/; French: gris [ɡʁizaj] 'grey') is a term for painting executed entirely in monochrome or near-monochrome, usually in shades of grey. It is particularly used in large decorative schemes in imitation of sculpture. Many grisailles in fact include a slightly wider colour range, like the Andrea del Sarto fresco illustrated. Paintings executed in brown are sometimes referred to by the more specific term brunaille, and paintings executed in green are sometimes called verdaille.

A grisaille may be executed for its own sake, as underpainting for an oil painting (in preparation for glazing layers of colour over it), or as a model for an engraver to work from. "Rubens and his school sometimes use monochrome techniques in sketching compositions for engravers." Full colouring of a subject makes many more demands of an artist, and working in grisaille was often chosen as being quicker and cheaper, although the effect was sometimes deliberately chosen for aesthetic reasons. Grisaille paintings resemble the drawings, normally in monochrome, that artists from the Renaissance on were trained to produce; like drawings they can also betray the hand of a less talented assistant more easily than a fully coloured painting.

Nadia Kushnir on September 13, 2011

Очаровательные арфисты! LIKE!

Erik van den Ham on September 13, 2011

Oh yeah so charming Nadia! So glad you Like them!

Cheers, Erik

bdeh on September 14, 2011

Leerzame info Erik. Ik dacht eerst dat het een zandsculptuur was. Groeten Berend

Erik van den Ham on September 14, 2011

Zou je haast wel verwachten bij zo'n dagje strand Berend

Laura Fokkema on September 15, 2011

Ik vind schildering niet zo heel erg mooi gelukt Erik. Maar ik weet nu in elk geval hoe ik Grisaille van Trompe-l'oeil kan onderscheiden. Gr=Grijs.

Eigenlijk is het werk dat Henk Helmantel maakt ook Trompe-l'oeil, bedrieglijk echt! Laura

Laura Fokkema on September 15, 2011

op ´´´´ reageert Pano niet zo goed op zie ik.

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