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grisaille

(grĭzī`, –zāl`, Fr. grēzä`yə), a monochrome painting and drawing technique executed in tones of gray. Such works were often produced in the Renaissance to simulate sculpture, as in Uccello's equestrian portrait of Sir John Hawkswood (Cathedral of Florence). Painters of stained glass frequently used grisaille. In the 17th cent. grisaille was prized for interior decoration.

Grisaille

 

a kind of decorative painting executed in various shades of some one color (most often gray). Grisaille dates from the 17th century and is widely used in interior murals of the classic style that are mainly imitations of sculptured reliefs (for example, in palaces in the cities of Pushkin and Pavlovsk, in the auditorium of the old building of Moscow University, and in the 18th-century palaces in Ostankino and Kuskovo). Grisaille is also the name applied to paintings in monochrome enamel (gray, brown, pink) with some elements of gold, in which a sculptured effect is achieved.

grisaille

[grə′zī]
(graphic arts)
A technique of painting to imitate a bas-relief and done in shades of gray.
All methods of painting in which full modeling is done in black and white or other contrasting tones, and then finished by the application of transparent glazes.
(textiles)
A poplin-type fabric in salt-and-pepper gray with printed warp and coarse filling that imparts a texture.

grisaille

1. A system of painting in grey tints of various shades; used either for decoration or to represent objects, as in relief.
2. A stained glass window executed according to this method.
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(27) Grey Is the Color: An Exhibition of Grisaille Painting XIIIth--XXth Centuries Organized by the Institute for the Arts, Rice University.
(1) The ephemeral reliefs, grisailles and statues which were exhibited during the processions celebrating the wedding of Francesco I de' Medici, son of Cosimo I, and Joanna of Austria, daughter of Ferdinand I, in 1565-66, are cases in point.
Cattle amble along a track across knolls and under grisaille foliage; sharing a drowsy indistinctness with sheep whose fleeces are tousled with the glow of the declining sun.
He uses the grisaille technique, a process of painting entirely in monochrome at first and using a light glazing of colors afterward.
The world, I believed, was gruel, grisaille , a lead labor, and if I had to loose the crows of my soul and let them scavenge and cry, that would do to color the world, feathers blue-black, black-blue, their acid eyes.
She's watching, intent on a shoulder that might be a mountain, ferned and sheer, that might be heaving over her, her fear fading into a faint stipple in the grisaille, an ochre overlay--a forehead rubbed with a thumb before the dust gets in.
And the very late grisaille of the Three Soldiers in the Frick Collection in New York is likewise reproduced, an important document of Bruegel's interest both in German military prints and in the fashionable elongated figure style of French and Italian art.
As you stand slightly agog before Maisel's bird's-eye views in grisaille or lab-test yellow hues, you will surely want to revisit Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays (1970) with its dyspeptic tales of the open road.
This product is based on the classic Renaissance technique of grisaille. Each of the sixteen sets contains everything needed to complete a painting with either acrylic or oil paints, and come in two sizes: 11 x 14" (22.5 x 35.5 cm) and 16 x 20" (40.5 x 61 cm).
and Martin Benad's TROMPE L'OEIL GRISAILLE, ARCHITECTURE AND DRAPERY (0393731944 $24.95) provides artists with a hands-on manual of techniques for rendering tromp l'oeil painting in grisaille and monochrome palettes, using classic works to display both black and white and color results.
On retiendra par exemple la grisaille des ambassades de Varsovie et Moscou durant la guerre froide et, tout a I'oppose, I'heureux edifice Gaboury a Mexico, qui degage une image plus optimiste et creative du Canada durant le regne de Trudeau.