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enfilade

[′en·fə‚lād]
(ordnance)
To rake with gunfire; to fire down the length of a trench or line of troops.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

enfilade

The alignment of a series of doors axially through a sequence of rooms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The enfilades of the Palais carry us through from the 13th century to the early 1900s, leading into the Cube, where the last half-century of art is (following Tate Modern's prominent example) split across four thematic galleries exploring painting, time and memory, geography and the body.
By focusing almost exclusively on large paintings, Gimenez reveals her roots in the stately enfilades of the Museo Nacional del Prado, where visitors view room after room dedicated to individual painters, from El Greco and Velazquez to Goya.
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The enfilades of sun-lit rooms they painted would only have been possible in the grandest country houses of the period.