Sfumato


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Sfumato

 

a device in painting consisting of the softening of outlines and chiaroscuro so as to produce an atmospheric effect. Sfumato, one of the most important elements of aerial perspective, was theoretically and practically substantiated by Leonardo da Vinci.

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